6/09/1915- Completed Medical Examination Greenbushes WA
15/09/1915- To 4th Company Australian Army Services Corp Blackboy Hill WA
1/04/1916- Transferred to 2nd Reinforcements 51st Battalion Blackboy Hill
17/04/1916- Embarked Fremantle WA aboard ” Aeneas ” bound for Egypt
14/05/1916- Disembarked Alexandria ex Australia to Overseas Training Base
6/06/1916- Embarked Alexandria with British Expeditionary Forces bound for Plymouth England
16/06/1916-  Disembarked Plymouth to 13th Training Battalion Rollestone
23/09/1916- Proceeded Overseas 4th Australian Division Base Depot Etaples France ex Rollestone
17/10/1916- Taken on Strength 51st Battalion in the field France ex Base Depot
1/01/1917- Attached 13th Infantry Brigade Headquarters England
2/04/1917- Wounded in Action Pozieres France ( Gunshot Wound Chest )
2/04/1917- Admitted 3rd Casualty Clearing Station ex 13th Australian Field Ambulance
12/04/1917- Died of Wounds Received in Action France ( Died at 3rd Casualty Clearing Station ).

 

REPORT OF SOLDIER’S DEATH

Informant – WREN, Pte. W E- 2516- ” B ” Company 51st Battalion AIF – ” I was present when BURKE was hit, badly I believe, near Bullecourt.  We had to leave him,  and some of his comrades told me that he had died and was buried.  BURKE was of medium height, thick set, dark rather than fair  with a broad face.  I saw him hit. He was known as Billy “.

 

SERVICE MEDALS AWARDED

British War Medal – No. 37774

Victory Medal – No. 37467

Memorial Plaque/Scroll – No. 317091.

 

MEMORIAL INSCRIPTIONS

Greenbushes War Memorial WA

Australian War Memorial Canberra ACT – Panel No. 152.