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Thomas Walter Burke

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  • Service number
    WWI 12/143 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • New Zealand Expeditionary Force Public - Alison - Other Relative - 27 April 2015 - Military Personnel File
  • Last rank
  • War
Roll of Honour, Loyal Warkworth Pioneer Lodge M.U.I.O.O.C., Warkworth & District Museum - No known copyright restrictions

Roll of Honour, Loyal Warkworth Pioneer Lodge M.U.I.O.O.C., Warkworth & District Museum - No known c …

Identity

  • Title
    • Private Public - Alison - Other Relative - 27 April 2015 - Military Personnel File
    • Lance Corporal, post 12 September 1914 Public - Alison - Other Relative - 27 April 2015 - Military Personnel File
  • Forenames
    Thomas Walter AWMM
  • Surname
    Burke AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 12/143 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Presbyterian Public - Alison - Other Relative - 27 April 2015 - Military Personnel File

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    14 August 1893 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    14 August 1893 Public - Alison - Other Relative - 27 April 2015 - Family papers
  • Place of birth
    Mahurangi
    Auckland
    New Zealand Public - Alison - Other Relative - 27 April 2015 - Family papers
  • Birth notes
    Son of Beatrice Maria Thorburn and William Edmund Burke. 4th child of ten. Public - Alison - Other Relative - 27 April 2015 - Family papers
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Waihopo, North Cape, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    Dairy farmer Public - Alison - Other Relative - 27 April 2015 - Family papers
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    W.C. Burke (father), Warkworth, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Gallipoli Public - Alison - Other Relative - 27 April 2015 - Military Personnel File
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • New Zealand Expeditionary Force Public - Alison - Other Relative - 27 April 2015 - Military Personnel File
  • Service number
    WWI 12/143 AWMM
  • Military service
    • Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion Public - Alison - Other Relative - 27 April 2015 - Military Personnel File
    • 1914 - Medical Discharge in 1916 (273 days overseas) Public - Alison - Other Relative - 27 April 2015 - Military Personnel File
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    1914-15 Egyptian Star
    British War Medal
    Victory Medal
    Gallipoli Lapel Badge and Medallion Public - Alison - Other Relative - 27 April 2015 - Military Personnel File

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Territorial Force Public - Alison - Other Relative - 27 April 2015 - Military Personnel File
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 AWMM
    • 2 September 1914 Public - Alison - Other Relative - 27 April 2015 - Military Personnel File
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Pre 2 Sep 1914
    Labourer Public - Alison - Other Relative - 27 April 2015 - Military Personnel File
  • Age on enlistment
    21 years Public - Alison - Other Relative - 27 April 2015 - Military Personnel File

Embarkations

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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
    Shell shot to the right thigh at Dardanelles and later declared unfit for further military service. Public - Alison - Other Relative - 27 April 2015 - Military Personnel File

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Corporal Public - Alison - Other Relative - 27 April 2015 - Military Personnel File

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Army Medical Exam at time of enlistment, 2 Sep 1914
    Height 5 feet 11 inches
    Weight 168 pounds
    Chest 34-37 inches
    Blue eyes
    Black hair
    Fair complexion
    On 2 Mar 1916, The NZ Army Medical Board declared Corporal Burke permanently unfit for service and he was discharged from the Army. Public - Alison - Other Relative - 27 April 2015 - Military Personnel File

Death

About death

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  • Death
    22 December 1981 Public Source
  • Date of death
    22 December 1981 Public - Alison - Other Relative - 27 April 2015 - Whakatane Council Cemetery Records
  • Age at death
    88 Public - Alison - Other Relative - 27 April 2015 - Whakatane Council Cemetery Records
  • Place of death
    Whakatane
    Bay of Plenty
    New Zealand Public - Alison - Other Relative - 27 April 2015 - Whakatane Council Cemetery Records
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Hillcrest Cemetery
    Whakatane
    Bay of Plenty
    New Zealand Public - Alison - Other Relative - 27 April 2015 - Whakatane Council Cemetery Records
  • Grave reference
    Berm Section, Plot 862 Public - Alison - Other Relative - 27 April 2015 - Whakatane Council Cemetery Records
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Roll of Honour, Loyal Warkworth Pioneer Lodge M.U.I.O.O.C., Warkworth & District Museum, Warkworth AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Page No: 94 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 2: Includes portrait AWMM

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27 April 2015AlisonWellington, New ZealandOther Relative

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