BURKE, Michael
(Service number 57471)

Aliases Died as Michael Francis BURKE,
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Date 3 September 1881 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
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Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

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Date 28 January 1962 Age 80 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Temuka Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 203, Plots 262, 263
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

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


NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [25 October 2019]; School Admission record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [24 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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