Thomas J. Burke

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Burke, Private Thomas J. no.503.

2nd Machine Gun Battalion, formerly 5th Machine Gun Company 8th Reinforcements.

Tennyson Street, Campsie.


Born 1897 at Campsie, son of Tobias and Amelia Burke.

Enlisted at Sydney 17/6/1916, aged 19.



Next of kin, mother, Amelia Burke, Tennyson Street, Campsie.

Serving in the 30th Infantry at the time of enlistment.

Embarked from Melbourne 23/11/1916 per HMAT A20 Hororata.

Casualty list SMH 3/8/1918.

Still abroad October 1919.

Roll of Honour, Canterbury District.

Australian War Memorial record available at: [accessed 19/08/2016].

Special acknowledgement

The primary source of the information on this page is copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from the Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.


An uneditable version of the book Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 individuals recorded in the book - the list is titled Canterbury's Boys List. Each name in the list is linked to an editable biographical file created by copying the biography copied from the book. These editable biographies have been created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to add information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.


Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002