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Trooper Patrick Burke

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Patrick Thomas Burke

Ancestor's date of birth: 01/03/1874

Ancestor's date of death: 17/12/1934

Cause of Death: Nephritis. Severe Uraemia.

Service Number: 107

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Junee

Unit: A Squadron, NSW Citizens Bushmen

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: Detail not avaliable

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Did not serve after the Boer War

Murray Page: 76

Contingent: Third New South Wales

Ship: Atlantian or Maplemore, Date of Sailing: 28/02/1900

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Decorations: Usual SA medals

Personal Characteristics: Unknown.

Reasons to go and fight: Unknown.

Details of service in war: Elands River siege by the Boers for 12 days was wounded.

Service and life after the Boer War: Joined the NSW Citizens Bushmen in 1899. Was a drover in Illobo (formely Billobong) near Junee NSW. Invalided to Melbourne 18 May 1901. Married in Williamstown 1903. Bad health till his death in 1934.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Lawrence D O'Connor, Langwarrin VIC
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson


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