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Thomas Dennis Burke

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Thomas Dennis AWMM
  • Surname
    Burke AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    21 July 1926 Public - Adam - 17 February 2016 - http://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/person/26893.html
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Son of John Thomas Burke & Rosealyn Irene Burke, Moera, Wellington Public - Adam - 17 February 2016 - http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2796415/
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Service

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
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Medical history

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Biographical information

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  • Thomas Burke was the son of John Thomas Burke and Rosealyn Irene Burke, Moera, Wellington.

    SS Port Hunter was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U582 (Commanded by Schulte) in the Atlantic west of Madeira, in position 31 north 24 west while sailing independently on a voyage from Liverpool to Durban and Auckland via the Panama Canal. The submarine which was a part of HAI (Shark) patrol group of 6 U Boats. SS Port Hunter carried 5 passengers and general cargo, including ammunition. The ship was dispersed from convoy OS33 comprising 31 ships. The Master, Captain John B Bradley, 67 crew, 14 gunners and passengers were lost. Three crew were rescued by HMS Pelican. AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    11 July 1942 AWMM
    Age 15 AWMM
    AWMM
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Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Tower Hill Memorial, Trinity Square, London, England AWMM

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Lloyd's war losses : the Second World War. (1989-). (Vols. 1-2). London, England: Lloyd's of London Press. AWMM
    • Tennent, A. (2001). British and Commonwealth Merchant Ship Losses to Axis Submarines 1939-45. Gloucestershire, England: Sutton Publishing. AWMM
    • Rohwer, J. (1999). Axis Submarine Successes of World War Two. London, England: Greenhill Books. AWMM
    • Sharpe, P. (1998). U-boat fact file, 1935-1945. Earl Shilton, England: Midland Publishing. AWMM
    • Jones, G. P. (1975). Under three flags : the story of Nordmark and the armed supply-ships of the German navy. London, England: Corgi. AWMM
    • Lord, W. (1982). The miracle of Dunkirk. London, England: Allen Lane. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    • Plummer, R. (1990). The ships that saved an army : a comprehensive record of the 1,300 "little ships" of Dunkirk. Northamptonshire, England: P. Stephens. AWMM
    • British merchant vessels lost or damaged by enemy action during Second World War, 3rd September 1939 to 2nd September 1945 AWMM
    • Hague, A. (2000). The allied convoy system, 1939-1945 : its organization, defence and operation. St Catharines, Ont.: Vanwell. AWMM

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