• Francis Alexander O'Rourke

Army / Flying Corps
  • 26th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 7th Brigade
  • Driver
  • Private

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  • 1914–1915 Star
  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • Birth

    Cooma, New South Wales, Australia

Stories and comments
    • AWM and NAA records by Gary Parsons researcher 26th Bn.
    • Posted by blackboycreek, Friday, 22 February 2019

    Roll of Honour Francis Alexander O'Rourke Service number 391 Rank Driver Unit 26th Australian Infantry Battalion Service Australian Imperial Force Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918 Conflict Eligibility Date First World War, 1914-1921 Date of Death 29 July 1916 Place of Death France Place of Association Coogee, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Cemetery or Memorial Details Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France Source AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army

      • owencook
      • Saturday, 13 June 2020

      An original B Coy soldier, he killed in the first assault on Pozieres by the 26th Bn. He has no known grave and is commemorated at Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France

    • Driver Francis Alexander O'Rourke DEATH 29 Jul 1916 AWM NAA Gary Parsons 26th Bn. researcher.
    • Posted by blackboycreek, Saturday, 22 January 2022

    Driver Francis Alexander O'Rourke BIRTH unknown DEATH 29 Jul 1916 MEMORIAL SITE* Villers-Bretonneux Memorial Villers-Bretonneux, Departement de la Somme, Picardie, France

    Driver Francis Alexander O'Rourke   DEATH	29 Jul 1916
    • AWM NAA Gary Parsons 26th Bn. researcher.
    • Posted by blackboycreek, Saturday, 22 January 2022

    O'ROURKE FRANCIS P23460/1901 NSW DANIEL ELIZABETH MACKSVILLE

    • J L Gledhill Died: 23 Mar 1960 AWM NAA Gary Parsons 26th Bn. researcher.
    • Posted by blackboycreek, Friday, 25 February 2022

    O'ROURKE FRANCIS ALEXANDER 9655/1873 NSW PETER ELIZABETH COOMA 1819/1866 O'ROURKE PETER MODGARCE ELIZABETH COOMA (A.W.M. Honour Roll Particulars – Cousin to Sgt Thomas O’Rourke 3452 55th Bn – K.I.A. 30/09/18 Bullecourt France) (N.A.A. – 29/07/16 K.I.A. France)

    • DEATH OF Mrs. O'ROURKE AWM NAA Gary Parsons 26th Bn. researcher.
    • Posted by blackboycreek, Friday, 25 February 2022

    The Young Chronicle (NSW : 1902 - 1910; 1913 - 1915; 1924 - 1934; 1936 - 1940) Fri 19 Dec 1924 Page 4 DEATH OF Mrs. O'ROURKE LINK WITH EARLY DAYS. By the death of Mrs. Elizabeth O'Rourke at her home at Coogee on Tuesday evening, another link with the early days of Young has snapped. Mrs. O'Rourke was 83 when the end came. She arrived in this coun- try from County Tyrone when 19 years old, and went to live with her uncle (James Montagu) at Monaro station, Cooma. She was married to the late Peter O'Rourke, who died over 30 years ago, at Cooma, and afterwards lived at Boorowa. The couple came to live at Young over 50 years ago and purchased the Cri- terion Hotel from the late Harry Minter. This business Mrs. O'Rourke carried on for over 20 years. During her regime the hotel was completely rebuilt and three parts of it, as then completed, stand to-day. The con- tractor was Mr. J. Gough, after- wards an M.L.A. Mrs. O'Rourke retired about 27 years ago, the Criterion being carried on by her son-in-law, the late Mr. Thomas Short, and her daughter. Mrs. Short. After her retirement Mrs. O'Rourke went to live at Waver- ley and remained there about ten years, when she returned to Young and resided with her son, Mr. Mont O'Rourke, who was in business here and remained for another eight or nine years. During her second resi- dence at Young she suffered from a .stroke. On finally retiring to Sydney she went to live at Coogee, where she remained till the time of her death. Of her family three sons and four daughters are living: Mr. Montague O'Rourke (Sydney), Mr. Tom O'Rourke (Young), and Mr. James O'Rourke (Sydney). Another son, Frank, was killed at the war. The daughters are Mrs. Warren-Crook wife of Dr. Warren-Crook (Burren- juck), Mrs. Frank Westrop (Wool- wish), Mrs. T Short (Young), and Miss Sara O'Rourke, who lived her mother at Coogee. The funeral took place at Randwick Cemetery yesterday morning.