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
Description – Height
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
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
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
c1812 Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeThomas B 1830  Dover England (possible child unconfirmed)
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 1920 New South Wales  Australia (not confirmed)
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
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
North Fremantle lot P6
1 acre
Occupation after
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
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
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

29th December 1853 – Signed protest over high cost of food
9th June 1855 –  Appears in return of Pensioners Religions – listed as Roman Catholic with wife and four children
9th June1858 – Subscriber to Indian relief Fund
16th September 1872 – Thomas Burke admitted Royal Adelaide Hospital.