The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Trooper Patrick Burke|
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.
Name of Descendant: Lawrence D O'Connor, Langwarrin VIC
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson