4306 Pte. J. Burke, Royal Dublin Fusiliers.
Queen’s South Africa Medal clasp Relief of Ladysmith.
Severely wounded in action Colenso 15
With six photocopy pages of service
documents, including death certificate, and a
photocopy of the medal roll page. John Burke
enlisted at Naas 6 January 1892 aged 18.
Born Clare. Resided Dublin. Occupation
porter. Transferred to Army Reserve 17
June 1899. Recalled to army service 9
October 1899. Transferred to Army
Reserve 14 June 1903. Discharged 5
January 1904. Died of lobar pneumonia at
Sacramento 30 October 1931 aged 58.
At the time of his death he had been in the
USA 25 years and California for 20 years
and was a miner. Served in 1st Battalion.