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William Bourk

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William AWMM
  • Surname
    Bourk AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    5/182a AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Elizabeth Bourk (wife), Dulwich Cinema, London, England AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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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
    Height, Unknown Period AWMM
    5 foot 5 inches AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Elizabeth

    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.


    William Bourk's service in Natal, South Africa is only noted on his attestation form for WW1 AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

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  • In memory of a Great Uncle who has been unknown for so many years. It is time we got to know of you. You married in England the week you enlisted, fought, came back to NZ and settled in Sydney Australia. Your brother James' descendants included - six children and 17 (?) grandchildren. We will remember you.
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Stowers, R. (2009). Rough riders at war : history of New Zealand's involvement in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902 and information on all members of the 10 New Zealand contingents. Hamilton, N.Z.: R. Stowers. 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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