BURKE, Joseph
(Service number 57470)

Aliases (Archway has service numbers for two x Joseph BURKE interchanged - 57470 & 83666.)
First Rank Private Last Rank


Date 9 January 1883 Place of Birth Temuka

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Milford, Temuka
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs Mary BURKE (mother), Milford, Temuka
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 29th Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company
Date 15 August 1917
Transport Ruahine
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 22 November 1950 Age 67 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Temuka Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 203, Plots 262, 263
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Joseph Burke was the son of Michael and Mary (née Calihan/Callaghan) Burke. Joseph was farming at Milford when he was called up. On 25 June 1917, he and his brother Michael left with men from the South Canterbury military district for camp. Joseph Burke is buried in a family plt in the Temuka Cemetery.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [25 October 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [25 October 2019]; Temuka Cemetery burial records (Timaru District Council) [25 October 2019]; Timaru Herald, 25 June 1917 (Papers Past) [15 May 2014]

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