John Joseph AWMM
Also known as
WWI 22759 AWMM
Date of birth
Place of birth
Ballymacpierce, Gortatlea, Tralee, Co.Kerry, Ireland Public - Catherine - Direct descendant - 21 April 2016 - Family history - John was a brother of my maternal grandfather Flor Burke.
Son of Redmond Burke and Mary Mitchell Public - Catherine - Direct descendant - 21 April 2016 - Information from my mother
Address before enlistment
Post war occupation
Killed at The Somme , September 1916 Public - Catherine - Direct descendant - 21 April 2016 - Military Personnel file
Next of kin on embarkation
WW1 Mrs K. Flannagan (sister), Police-station, Rawene, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
Unmarried Public - Catherine - Direct descendant - 21 April 2016 - Military Personnel file
POW liberation details
POW serial number
John Bourke was the son of Redmond and Mary Bourke, of Bally MacPierce, Gortatlea, Co. Kerry, Ireland. AWMM
Date of death
Age at death
Place of death
Cause of death
Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France AWMM
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Visited John's birth place in Ballymacpierce Ireland where his medals are on display in the farm house where he was born. In 2015 attended the centenary ANZAC parade in Eltham NZ where John enlisted. The ELtham community had erected white crosses in the RSA section of the cemetery with the names of those that did not return. We will remember them.
Public - Kevin - Direct descendant - 24 April 2016
|24 April 2016||Kevin||Hamilton NZ||Direct descendant||
|21 April 2016||Catherine ||Waterford City, Ireland||Direct descendant||
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