BURKE, Edmund Joseph
(Service number 27213)

First Rank Private Last Rank Corporal


Date 17 April 1888 Place of Birth Belfield

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Belfield
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin John P. BURKE (brother), North Road, Geraldine
Religion Roman Catholic
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 17th Reinforcements, J Company
Date 25 September 1916
Transport Devon
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Regiment

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Prisoner of War Information

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 4 December 1959 Age 71 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Geraldine Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 141, Plot 26
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Edmund Joseph Burke was the younger son of Patrick and Catherine (née Allman) Burke. At noon on 31 May 1916, South Canterbury’s quota of the 17th Reinforcements was entertained at dinner in Stafford Tea Rooms by the lady members of the South Canterbury War Relief Society. The soldiers assembled at the Drill Hall at 3.30 pm to be farewelled by the Mayor before leaving on the north-going express. In this quota was E. J. Burke. His older brother, John Patrick Burke, enlisted for World War I.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [12 September 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [12 September 2019]; Geraldine Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [12 September 2019]; Timaru Herald, 31 May 1916 (Papers Past) [17 October 2015]

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