Burke, Patrick

Burke, Patrick

Regiment: Royal Munster Fusiliers

Rank: Private

Service No: 4443

Boer War service: 24 Aug 1899 to 14 May 1902

Date of enlistment: 14 Sept 1893

Date of discharge: 1 Jul 1902

Reason for discharge: Medically Unfit

Other information: Patrick was severely wounded on 6 Jul 1900 at Bethlehem, Orange Free State, South Africa and was mentioned in dispatches (London Gazette 10 Sept 1901). He was also awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (London Gazette 27 Sept 1901). Patrick served in the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry in WW1 – more information can be found on our Great War site

Born: In 1876 in Limerick, Ireland.

Family: His service papers identify his father as James Burke, but no further information can be traced. He declared himself as unmarried, but also declared he had two children, Patrick Charles and James.

Residence: Not known; when he attested to enlist for WW1, his address was 4 Venables Yard, Whitchurch, Shropshire.

Employment: He was a bricklayer’s labourer in 1915.

Death: Not known

Other information: He served in WW1 in the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry; see the Whitchurch Great War History Hub for further information.

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