BURKE – Patrick Royal Artillery 2nd Battalion

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Royal Artillery Badge

NameBURKE  Patrick
Regiment (s)Royal Artillery  2nd Battalion
Regiment Number (s) 344
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
13th February 1825 / 17 years / Athlone  Ireland
Servant
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 7½ in
Fair / Hazel / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationCorfu – 7 years 10 months
Length of Service21 years 103 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeGunner and Driver / 13th April 1847  / Woolwich Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Not yet known
Pension Districts1847 Athlone
1851-1861 Western Australia
1861-1868 South Australia
Pension Paid1/0d  per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
1st February 1851 Falmouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MERMAID 15th May 1851
Date/Place of Birth1808 / Ballinlaugh County Roscommon  Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Father
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
UNKNOWN Eliza
c1812 Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeThomas B 1830  Dover England (possible child unconfirmed)
Elizabeth 
B 1832  Woolwich England
M  RALSTON  Gordon Drummond 17th July 1852 Fremantle Western Australia
D  1864 Western Australia
bur Skinner Street Cemetery (exhumed) reburied Anglican Section Fremantle Cemetery in 1935
Edward Martin  c1840 Not yet known
M  CONWAY Maria 1857 Fremantle Western Australia
D 31st December 1912 South Melbourne Victoria
Robert David  c1841Not yet known
M  FELTUS  Susan 17th November 1870  Flinders Hotel  Streaky Bay  South Australia
D  15th January 1878 Streaky Bay South Australia
George  B 1845  Pembroke Dock  Wales
M  CAMPBELL  Frances Elizabeth 3rd April 1878  Streaky Bay  South Australia
D  7th December 1912 Streaky Bay  South Australia
Susanna  B 1843 Pembroke Dock  Wales
M  ALLAN David  4th September 1866 Adelaide South Australia
D 31st March 1885  Streaky Bay South Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Australia
1st September 1851 occupied North Fremantle Lot P6
20th November 1852 assigned North Fremantle lot P6 1 acre Swan street to river
23rd November 1858 title application Title 1614
Occupation after
Arrival
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer 4th Jun 1856 – page 3 – letter from Crimea to pensioner father.
Inquirer 21st January 1857  – contributor to the Florence Nightingale Fund
West Coast Sentinel
  Streaky Bay South Australia 13th December 1912 – page 2  –  Obituary George Burke
Departure from Western
Australia
27th May 1861 possibly left for South Australia on board the “Kestral”
Date/Place of Death/Burial20th November 1868 South Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
1874 South Australia
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationService : Underage from 14/02/1825-13/02/1826, then Gunner and Driver 01/01/1826-13/04/1847
Discharge due to chronic rheumatism
Patrick Burke received medical treatment aboard the Mermaid
Surgeon Superintendent Alex Kilroy listed the children of Patrick Burke as Eliza age 17 years, Edward age 13 years, Robert aged 9 years, George age 5 years and Susannah age 1 year, the years of birth vary slightly from what we have found although with Susannah quite a difference.
29th December 1853 – Signed protest over high cost of food
9th June 1855 – Return of Pensioners North Fremantle –Living with wife and four children all Roman Catholic
9th June1858 – Subscriber to Indian relief Fund