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Lionel Charles Burke

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  • Service number
    3583 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Leo and Lionel Thomas Public - Alison - Other Relative - 11 April 2015 - Family, and Registration of Birth
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • Volunteer to Imperial Troops in South Africa Public - Alison - Other Relative - 13 April 2015 - Military Personnel File
  • Last rank
  • War
Photo taken at the time of enlistment in Wellington of the Canterbury Section on 13 Jan 1901.

Lionel Thomas Burke, 1878-1957

Image may be subject to copyright restrictions. alison.hollis@xtra.co.nz

Identity

  • Title
    Private Public - Alison - Other Relative - 11 April 2015 - Military Personnel File
  • Forenames
    Lionel Charles AWMM
  • Surname
    Burke AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Leo and Lionel Thomas Public - Alison - Other Relative - 11 April 2015 - Family, and Registration of Birth
  • Service number
    3583 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Church of England Public - Alison - Other Relative - 11 April 2015 - Military Personnel File

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    • 17 August 1878 Noel Smith Research Project
    • 17 August 1878 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    17 August 1878 Public - Alison - Other Relative - 11 April 2015 - Registration of Birth
  • Place of birth
    North Belt
    Christchurch
    Canterbury
    New Zealand Public - Alison - Other Relative - 11 April 2015 - Registration of Birth
  • Birth notes
    Born to Laura Caggett and William Ellison Burke (the immigrants), 4th child of six. Public - Alison - Other Relative - 11 April 2015 - Registration of Birth
  • Address before enlistment
    Timaru Public - Alison - Other Relative - 12 April 2015 - Military Personnel File
  • Post war occupation
    Driver, Commercial Traveller Public - Alison - Other Relative - 11 April 2015 - Family papers
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    30 Jan 1901
    Laura Burke
    17 Victoria St
    Timaru
    Canterbury
    New Zealand Public - Alison - Other Relative - 11 April 2015 - Military Personnel File
  • Relationship status
    30 Jan 1901
    Mother Public - Alison - Other Relative - 11 April 2015 - Military Personnel File

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    2nd Boer War Public - Alison - Other Relative - 13 April 2015 - Military Personnel File
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • Volunteer to Imperial Troops in South Africa Public - Alison - Other Relative - 13 April 2015 - Military Personnel File
  • Service number
    3583 AWMM
  • Military service
    • 6th NZ Contingent Public - Alison - Other Relative - 13 April 2015 - Military Personnel File
    • 1901 to Completion of Service in 1902 Public - Alison - Other Relative - 13 April 2015 - Military Personnel File
    • Attestation 13 Jan 1901 to Certificate of Discharge 6 Nov 1902 (1yr 152days o/seas) Public - Alison - Other Relative - 17 May 2015 - Military Personnel File
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • The 1901 and 1902 South Africa Clasps Public - Alison - Other Relative - 13 April 2015 - Military Personnel File
    • Queen's South Africa medal
      Orange Free State clasp
      Transvaal clasp
      Cape Colony clasp Public - Alison - Other Relative - 17 May 2015 - Military Personnel File

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Addington, Christchurch & Newtown Park, Wellington Public - Alison - Other Relative - 17 May 2015 - Military Personnel File
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    • South Africa Shepherd/Civilian Ministry for Culture and Heritage
      LevelsCanterbury Ministry for Culture and Heritage
    • 13 January 1901
      Wellington Public - Alison - Other Relative - 13 April 2015 - Military Personnel File
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Shepherd Public - Alison - Other Relative - 11 April 2015 - Military Personnel File
  • Age on enlistment
    21 years Public - Alison - Other Relative - 13 April 2015 - Military Personnel File

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Hospitalised for Enteric Fever due to ingesting contaminated water, as a result of active service... Public - Alison - Other Relative - 13 April 2015 - Military Personnel File

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Private Public - Alison - Other Relative - 13 April 2015 - Discharge Certificate
    Military Personnel File

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Father was named William Burke. AWMM
    • Lionel Charles Burke medical stats at time of attestation, 13 January 1901: -
      5 feet 7½ inch tall
      10 stone 6 pounds
      33-36 inch chest
      Normal eyesight and colour vision
      Looks his age of 21 years Public - Alison - Other Relative - 13 April 2015 - Military Personnel File
    • Dark hair
      Dark complexion
      Blue eyes
      Very good character Public - Alison - Other Relative - 13 April 2015 - Discharge Certificate
      Military Personnel File
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    15 January 1957 Noel Smith Research Project
    Age 79 AWMM
  • Date of death
    15 January 1957 Public - Alison - Other Relative - 11 April 2015 - Registration of Death
  • Age at death
    83 Public - Alison - Other Relative - 11 April 2015 - Registration of Death
  • Place of death
    Cornwall Public Hospital
    Epsom
    Auckland
    New Zealand Public - Alison - Other Relative - 11 April 2015 - Registration of Death
  • Cause of death
    Broncho-pneumonia Public - Alison - Other Relative - 11 April 2015 - Registration of Death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waikumete Cemetery AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Waikumete Cemetery
    Auckland Public - Alison - Other Relative - 11 April 2015 - Registration of Death
  • Grave reference
    Cremated and Ashes Scattered Public - Alison - Other Relative - 11 April 2015 - Burial Record
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
17 May 2015AlisonWellington, New ZealandOther Relative

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