BOURKE, Lawrence Arthur
(Service number 25/591)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank


Date 16 February 1895 Place of Birth Dunedin

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment C/o J. Douglas, Rosewill, Dunedin
Occupation Farm hand
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin J. BOURKE (father), Shetland Street, Kaikorai, Dunedin
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 3rd Battalion, D Company
Date 5 February 1916
Transport Ulimaroa
Embarked From Destination Suez, Egypt
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
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Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 2 July 1972 Age 77 years
Place of Death Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Lawrence Arthur Bourke was born on 16 February 1895 at Dunedin, the son of John and Hannah (née East) Bourke. He was a farm hand for J. Douglas at Rosewill, near Timaru in 1915 and was among the recruits passed by the medical men in Timaru in mid July 1915. After the war Lawrence went to New South Wales, Australia, where he married Ada Barbara Browne. He died on 2 July 1972 in New South Wales.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [19 July 2002]; Timaru Herald, 14 July 1915 (Papers Past) [19 July 2020]; NSW BDM Indexes [22 July 2020]; Australian Electoral Rolls ( [22 July 2020]

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