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Percy William Bourke

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1916 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1916 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Percy William AWMM
  • Surname
    Bourke AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 12/1891 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    7 June 1875 Noel Smith and Lyn Griffiths research
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Unknown AWMM Waiotemarama, Hokianga, New Zealand AWMM
    • Percy William was the eldest of 8 chn: 1.Percy William 2.Ellen Mary Warwick (Born/died at sea) 3.Peter Vincent 4.Leonard Humphries 5.Edith Jeanette 6.Louis Desmond
      7. Philip St Helier 8.Dora Public - Jenni - Other Relative - 23 February 2015 - Family notes
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs Jessie Bourke (wife), Kohukohu, Hokianga, New Zealand AWMM
    • Father; Jeremiah Lawrence b.12 AUG 1851 Channel Is, m.15 JUL 1872 Jersey, d. 25 FEB 1911 buried Pakanae Cem. Hokianga
      Mum: Elaizabeth Jane nee DUNN b. c.1851 London d. 3 MAR 1906 Pakanae Cem Public - Jenni - Other Relative - 23 February 2015 - correction: Elizabeth Jane nee DUNN
      Family sources verified
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 17 April 1915 AWMM Married AWMM
    • Percy William was born 7 June 1873 St Helier, Jersey, Channel islands. His family sailed to NZ on the 'Warwick leaving London 9 October 1874, arriving 2 January 1875 Public - Jenni - Other Relative - 23 February 2015 - Family notes verified


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 12/1891 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 Unknown AWMM AWMM
  • 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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About death

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  • Death
    19 July 1916 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, France AWMM II. E. 31 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Waiotemarama Memorial, Hokianga, Northland AWMM
    • Hokianga Arch of Remembrance, Kohukohu, Hokianga, New Zealand AWMM
    • Kohukohu Town Hall, 25 Beach Road, Kohukohu, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • Lest We Forget. Incredible sacrifice for family and country and Commonwealth. Thank you. And in the morning, we will remember them. We will remember them.
    Public - Rosalind Cooper - Other Relative - 20 April 2015
  • A sacrifice remembered, never to be forgotten
    Public - fraser - Other Relative - 19 April 2015



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
20 April 2015Rosalind CooperAucklandOther Relative
19 April 2015fraserDubai. UAEOther Relative
23 February 2015JenniAuckland, NZOther Relative

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