Thomas BURKE


BURKE, Thomas

Service Number: 498
Enlisted: 2 March 1915, Enlisted at Liverpool, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 19th Infantry Battalion
Born: Youghal, County Cork, Ireland, 1892
Home Town: Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Christian Brothers Catholic School, Youghal, County Cork, Ireland
Occupation: Sailor
Died: Died of wounds - abdomen and chest, 4th Field Ambulance, Gallipoli, 23 November 1915
Cemetery: Shrapnel Valley Cemetery, Gallipoli
Plot 1, Row E, Grave 17
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

2 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 498, 19th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Liverpool, NSW
25 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, SN 498, 19th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
25 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, SN 498, 19th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Arrived in Australia aged 23 years

Son of John Burke, Market Street, Yougal, County Cork, Ireland

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