• James Bourke

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

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  • Enlistment - WW1

    Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia

  • Birth

    Mackay QLD, Australia

Stories and comments
    • AWM and NAA records by Gary Parsons researcher 26th Bn.
    • Posted by blackboycreek, Sunday, 5 November 2017

    Mackay Queensland (N.A.A.- Sydney Street, Mackay Qld. 11/06/15 D.O.I. Freemantle Hospital. Septic Meningitis. N.O.K – J Bourke, Mackay. Had been aboard transport Arcanius. Buried Freemantle Grave 0675)

    • The Men of "A" Company, 26th Battalion
    • Posted by jaydsydaus121, Tuesday, 21 January 2020

    The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) Mon 14 Jun 1915 Page 6 Military Funeral at Fremantle.-The late Private James Bourke, of "A" Company, 26th Battalion, of the Queensland Expeditionary Forces, who was on his way to the front, died in the Fremantle Hospital on the 11th inst. at the age of 22 years. The funeral cortege, headed by the firing party, which was drawn from the 6th reinforcements of the 16th Battalion of the Australian Imperial Forces, Blackboy Hill, under Sergeant Buckenara, moved from Messrs. Arthur E. Davies and Co.'s private mortuary in Market-street, on Saturday, and proceeded to the local Roman Catholic Cemetery where the remains were interred. The casket, draped with the Union Jack, was borne to the grave by a party of the above reinforcements. After the service, which was conducted by the Rev. Father John Smyth, O.M. I., three volleys were fired and the "Last Post" sounded. Sergeant-Major Matthews, R.A.G.A., was in charge of the parade. The Camp Commandant (Colonel Battye) was represented by Lieutenant H. J. Bowra. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Messrs. Arthur E. Davies and Co.