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Edward Magnus Bourk

Portrait, Obituary The Star, 18 June 1918 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Obituary The Star, 18 June 1918 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Edward Magnus AWMM
  • Surname
    Bourk AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • James Duncan Bourk AWMM
    • Ted AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWI 6/777 AWMM
    • WWI 4/601 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1892 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 18 Hutcheson Street, Sydenham, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs L. Bourk, 18 Hutcheson Street, Sydenham, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 December 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWI 6/777 AWMM
    • WWI 4/601 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • 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
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Wounded four times AWMM
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Edward Bourk was the son of Mrs. Lizzie Bourk, of 18 Hutchinson St., Sydenham, Christchurch. [ registration number 1892/13515 gives his parents as "Mary Ann" and "Charles". Archway gives his mother's name as "Mrs M. A. L. Bourk"]

    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.

    Served as James Duncan Bourk and listed on Nominal Roll as James Duncan Bourk, 4/601. Listed as Edward Magnus Bourk by CWGC. Listed at Archives New Zealand as BOURK, Edward Magnus - [a.k.a. BOURK, James]. Parents names listed on the birth register as Mary Ann and Charles Bourk by BDM AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    16 April 1918 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Obituary: The Star, 18 June 1918 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Messines Ridge (New Zealand) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium AWMM

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