BURKE, Edmund Peter
(Service number 5545)

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Date *1877 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date 21 January 1916 Age 38 years 8 months
Address at Enlistment Lakes Entrance, Victoria
Occupation Shipping clerk
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married
Next of Kin Mrs M. J. BURKE (wife), Lakes Entrance, Victoria
Religion Roman Catholic
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with Australian Imperial Force Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 15th Reinforcement
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 21st Battalion
Date 25 September 1916
Transport Shropshire
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 23 September 1964 Age
Place of Death Morwell, Victoria
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

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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