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James Duncan Bourk

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Duncan AWMM
  • Surname
    Bourk AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 4/601 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1892 AWMM New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 18 Hutcheson Street, Sydenham, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs L. Bourk, 18 Hutcheson Street, Sydenham, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 December 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 4/601 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 20 August 1914 AWMM CanterburyNew Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • James Bourk was the son of Mrs. Lizzie Bourk, of 18 Hutchinson St., Sydenham, Christchurch. [https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz Registration number 1894/14364 gives his parents as Mary Ann and Charles]

    Five sons, brothers served in WW1; two were killed. The eldest William Bourk (5182a) enlisted in England; the youngest, Albert Donald Bourk (6/1223), was killed in action at Gallipoli; Edward Magnus Bourk (4/601) killed in France, Leonard (59309) left with the Thirtieth Reinforcements and James Duncan Bourk (4/601) who also listed in the Second World War.

    His brother Edward Bourk served as James Duncan Bourk. AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Scadden, J. (2018). Broken branches : New Zealand families who lost three or more children in the Great War. AWMM
      Military Service Record AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 67 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 2: Includes portrait AWMM
    • The Fields of Remembrance Trust: Brothers Field, Auckland Museum (Armistice, 2018) AWMM
    • Scadden, J. (2018). Broken branches : New Zealand families who lost three or more children in the Great War. AWMM

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