David Christopher BOURKE
Queensland Police Force
Regd. # ?
Service: From ? to ?
|Place of birth||Irvinestown, Ireland|
|Place of birth||Fermanagh, Ireland|
|Address||Police Station, South Brisbane, Queensland|
|Age at embarkation||26|
|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
|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|
Born: ? ? 1888 in Irvinestown, Ireland
Died on: Sunday 2 May 1915
Place of death: Gallipoli, Turkey
Cause: Died of wounds
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
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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