O'ROURKE, Francis John
(Service number 32374)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank


Date 18 December 1895 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Plumber
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs J. O'ROURKE (mother), 34 Queen Street, Timaru
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 10th Reinforcements 3rd Battalion, G Company
Date 15 November 1916
Transport Maunganui
Embarked From Wellington Destination Plymouth, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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Military Awards

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No information

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Actions Prior to Capture
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Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 11 November 1976 Age 80 years
Place of Death Timaru
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Francis John O'ROURKE was the son of John and Elizabeth ann (Annie, nee CULLEN) O'ROURKE. His brother Thomas Duncan O'ROURKE also served in WWI. Francis married Olive Annie MENLCCK. Their son, Raymond Francis O'ROURKE, died of wounds in Italy in WWII, aged just 21 years.


Cenotaph Database [19 January 2015]; SCRoll web submission by F O'Rourke, 19 June 2017

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