James BOURKE

26th Infantry Battalion, AIF

Private, Regimental No. 16.

Died of Illness, 11 June 1915, Fremantle, Western Australia.

Biographical Details

Born: abt. 1893 at Mackay, QLD, Australia.

Father: J. BOURKE,

Mother: ?

Marital Status: Single.

Education: ?

Occupation: Labourer.

 

Service and Enlistment Details

Enlisted on 8 April 1915 at Bundaberg, QLD.

Address at Enlistment: Sydney Street, Mackay, QLD.

Embarkation Details: Embarked Overseas on

24 May 1915 with 26th  Battalion, A Company at Brisbane, QLD on Ship H.M.A.T. A11 "Ascanius".

Cause of Death: Died of Illness on 11 June 1915 while serving with 26th  Battalion at Fremantle Hospital, Australia at the age of 22 years.

Burial place: Fremantle Cemetery, Western Australia, Portion CC, Grave No. 630.

Next of Kin:  Father, J. Bourke, Sydney Street, Mackay, QLD.

Religion: Roman Catholic.

 

Commemorative Details

Memorials:

Panel 61,  Australian War Memorial;

Mackay Cenotaph;

Mackay Old Town Hall Honour Board;

Boddington Street, Mackay.

 

Other Sources/Acknowledgements:

North Queensland Register, 20 July 1917.

 


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