Charles BURKE


BURKE, Charles

Service Number: 1719
Enlisted: 19 January 1915, Enlisted at Murwillimbah, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 15th Infantry Battalion
Born: Murwillimbah, New South Wales, Australia, 1893
Home Town: Tweed Heads, New South Wales
Schooling: Catholic Convent School, Murwillimbah, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Labourer/Clerk
Died: Enteric Fever, At sea (HS Gascon), 2 August 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave, buried at sea Chaplain W.C. Mayne officiated Panel 45
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

19 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1719, 15th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Murwillimbah, NSW
8 Apr 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1719, 15th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
8 Apr 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1719, 15th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Star of England, Brisbane

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Dominic and Fanny Burke of South Murwillimbah, NSW. Brother of Dorothy Agnes Burke of Tweed Heads, NSW

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal