BURKE, John Patrick
(Service number 60901)

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Date 4 February 1887 Place of Birth Geraldine

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Belfield, Orari
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married. Two children
Next of Kin Mrs Deborah BURKE (wife), Belfield, Orari, South Canterbury
Religion Mahomedan
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Date 24 February 1948 Age 61 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Geraldine Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

John Patrick Burke was the elder son of Patrick and Catherine (née Allman) Burke. He married Deborah Kelliher on 1 January 1916. Two children were born before his call up in 1917 - Margaret on 24 May 1916 at Geraldine and Monica on 5 August 1917 at Geraldine. A son, John Edmond, was born in 1919. John was next-of-kin for his brother, Edmund, who left for the front in September 1916..


NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [12 September 2019]; Geraldine Cemetery headstone transcription (Cemetery records) [12 September 2019]

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