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John Joseph Bourke

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions
Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright res … Read more


  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Joseph AWMM
  • Surname
    Bourke AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 22759 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • 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.
  • Birth notes
    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
  • Relationship status
    Unmarried Public - Catherine - Direct descendant - 21 April 2016 - Military Personnel file


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 22759 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • John Bourke was the son of Redmond and Mary Bourke, of Bally MacPierce, Gortatlea, Co. Kerry, Ireland. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    15 September 1916 AWMM
    Age 34 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    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



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24 April 2016KevinHamilton NZDirect descendant
21 April 2016Catherine Waterford City, IrelandDirect descendant
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