BURKE, Edmund Peter
(Service number 5545)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank|
|Date||*1877||Place of Birth||Timaru|
|Date||21 January 1916||Age||38 years 8 months|
|Address at Enlistment||Lakes Entrance, Victoria|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs M. J. BURKE (wife), Lakes Entrance, Victoria|
|Served with||Australian Imperial Force||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||15th Reinforcement|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||21st Battalion|
|Date||25 September 1916|
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Prisoner of War Information
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||23 September 1964||Age|
|Place of Death||Morwell, Victoria|
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|New Zealand Memorials|
Edmund Peter Burke was born in 1877 at Timaru, the son of John and Margaret Mary (née Fitzgerald) Burke. John’s farm went to auction at the Makikihi Hotel in 1889, as he was leaving for Victoria. Edmund enlisted with the Australian Imperial Force on 21 January 1916 at Sale, Victoria. A shipping clerk, 38 years 8 months old, he was residing at Lakes Entrance, Victoria, and named his wife as next-of-kin – Mrs M. J. Burke, Lakes Entrance, Victoria. Edmund had married Mary Josephine Wyld in 1913 in Victoria.
Edmund Peter Burke, a pensioner, died on 23 September 1964 at Morwell, Victoria.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [30 March 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [13 April 2020]; Australia Death Index [13 August 2020]; Timaru Herald, 11 March 1889 (Papers Past) [23 April 2002]
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