BOURKE, Lawrence Arthur
(Service number 25/591)
|First Rank||Rifleman||Last Rank|
|Date||16 February 1895||Place of Birth||Dunedin|
|Address at Enlistment||C/o J. Douglas, Rosewill, Dunedin|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||J. BOURKE (father), Shetland Street, Kaikorai, Dunedin|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Rifle Brigade|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||3rd Battalion, D Company|
|Date||5 February 1916|
|Embarked From||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
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|Date||2 July 1972||Age||77 years|
|Place of Death||Sydney, New South Wales, Australia|
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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 (ancestry.com.au) [22 July 2020]
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