Bourke, John Joseph (Lieutenant, b.? - d.1917)

Accession Number 1DRL/0140
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Letter
Maker Bourke, John Joseph
Place made Egypt, Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli, United Kingdom: England, Western Front
Date made 1914-1917
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

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Collection relating to service of Lieutenant John Joseph Bourke, 2 Machine Gun Company, Gallipoli and France, 1914-1917. Collection includes letters written to family in Australia. Letters describe training in Egypt and active service in Gallipoli and France. Copies made 1928 by Australian War Memorial. Location of originals unknown. Lt Bourke died on 20 September 1917.

History / Summary

Biographical note: Lieutenant John Joseph Bourke, 2 Company, Machine Gun Corps. Killed in action near Ypres, during the Battle of the Menin Road Ridge, 20th September 1917. Age 26. Son of Thomas and Catherine Bourke, of Edi, Victoria. Other biographical details concerning him are: farmer; of Edi, Victoria; born Edi; educated at Edi Public School; joined the AIF on 17 August 1914.