David Christopher BOURKE

Queensland Police Force

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Rank:  Constable

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David Christopher BOURKE - QPol - Died 2 May 1915

David Christopher BOURKE

 

Regimental number 1310
Place of birth Irvinestown, Ireland
Place of birth Fermanagh, Ireland
Religion Roman Catholic
Occupation Labourer
Address Police Station, South Brisbane, Queensland
Marital status Single
Age at embarkation 26
Height 5′ 10.5″
Weight 175 lbs
Next of kin Mother, Mrs K Bourke, 90 Coventry Drive, Dennistown, Glasgow, Scotland
Previous military service Served for 5 years in the Royal Irish Constabulary.
Enlistment date 13 January 1915
Place of enlistment Brisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistment Private
Unit name 15th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number 23/32/2
Embarkation details Unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 13 February 1915
Rank from Nominal Roll Private
Unit from Nominal Roll 15th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular Enlisted 13 January 1915 – 15th Bn, 2nd Reinforcements. Taken on strength, 15th Bn, 12 April 1915. Mortally wounded, 2 May 1915.
Fate Died of wounds 2 May 1915
Place of death or wounding Gallipoli, Turkey
Date of death 2 May 1915
Age at death 26
Place of burial Chatby War Memorial Cemetery (Row E, Grave No. 83), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
Australian War Memorial
75
Other details War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Brisbane o HMAT ‘Seang Bee’, 13 February 1915.

Proceeded to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 12 April 1915.

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, April 1915; admitted to Egyptian Government Hospital, 1 May 1915.

Died of wounds, 2 May 1915.

Buried at Chatby Military Cemetery, Alexandria, 3 May 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Sources NAA: B2455, BOURKE David Christopher

 

Awards?

Born? ? 1888 in Irvinestown, Ireland

Died on:  Sunday  2 May 1915

Place of death:  Gallipoli, Turkey

Cause:  Died of wounds

Age:  26

Funeral date:  Monday  3 May 1915

Funeral location:  Chatby Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Alexandria, Egypt

Buried at:  Chatby War Memorial Cemetery (Row E, Grave No. 83), Egypt

Memorial at?

DAVID is mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance
* CONSIDERED POLICE JOB RELATED

 

FURTHER INFORMATION IS NEEDED ABOUT THIS PERSON, THEIR LIFE, THEIR CAREER AND THEIR DEATH.

PLEASE SEND PHOTOS AND INFORMATION TO Cal@AustralianPolice.com.au

 

 

Scottish Military History Website

Hi, I am trying to find is a David Christopher BOURKE who immigrated to Australia and was a Queensland Police Service Officer. He took leave from the police to join the Australia Army during WWI. He died on 2 May 1915. His NOK was his mother, Mrs K Bourke, 90 Coventry Drive, Dennistown, Glasgow. I am looking to see if his name appears somewhere on a local war memorial or cenotaph where his family is from. Mel

Comment by: Melanie Wilkins

26 January 2015 – 12:17:29

http://www.scottishmilitaryresearch.org.uk/letters-to-the-guest-book

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