Just Another Pair Of Socks

Melton District ANZACS

James Cassimer BOURKE


Born: 1882

Awards and Honours

  • British War Medal 1914-20
  • Victory Medal


14/2nd Field Artillery



Regimental Service Number: 11734

Enlistment date: 4 August, 1915 Melbourne

Age at enlistment: 33 years

Address at enlistment: Coimadai

Religion: Roman Catholic

Marital Status: Single

Next of kin: Brother: John L. Bourke, Post Office, Coimadai

Physical Description: Height: 5 feet 5 1/2 inches
Weight: 11 stones
Complexion: Fair
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Dark Grey
Distinctive marks: Small scar on back; 3 x vaccination marks on left arm

Embarkation ship: H.M.A.T. A32 Themistocles.

Rank: Private

Return Date: 15 May, 1919

Return Vessel: Orontes.

Arrival at Australia: 28 June, 1919.At: Melbourne

Discharge Date: 22 August, 1919

War Service Summary

04/08/1915    Enlisted
13/08/1915 C Company, No. 20 Castlemaine Training Battalion
02/10/1915    Transferred to Broadmeadows
13/11/1915    Gunner; 14th Reinforcements, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade
20/01/1916    Embarked for duty overseas aboard H.M.A.T. A 32 Themistocles
29/02/1916    Posted to No. 2 Section of Divisional Ammunition Column from reinforcements; Cairo
22/03/1916    Posted to 115th Battery, 25th Howitzer Brigade; Tel-el-Kebir
19/04/1916    Transferred to B.A.C.; Ferry Post
10/05/1916    Mustered as a driver; 25th Howitzer Brigade; Ferry Post
27/05/1916    Transferred to 5th Divisional Ammunition Column; Moascar
20/06/1916    Proceeded to join B.E.F. ex Alexandria per HMT Huntsend
23/06/1916    Gunner; 25th Howitzer Brigade
30/06/1916    Disembarked Marseilles
14/09/1917    On leave to UK from the field
25/09/1917    Rejoined unit from the field
02/10/1917    Wounded in Action; Gun Shot Wound to back and head, severe; 3rd Field Ambulance, transferred to 3rd Canadian Clearing Station; in the field
04/10/1917    Admitted Gun Shot Wound to the head; 12th General Hospital; Rouen
09/10/1917    Transferred to London
27/10/1917    Admitted 39th General Hospital, sick; Harve
26/12/1917    Discharged to duty; Harve
31/12/1917    Marched out to 5th Division
02/01/1918    Rejoined unit, 5th Divisional Ammunition Column; in the field
29/10/1918    On leave to UK from the field
16/11/1918    Rejoined unit from leave
06/12/1918    Detached to 15th Infantry Brigade
24/03/1919    Marched out for return to Australia; Seuzeille
01/04/1919    Marched out to England for return to Australia; Harve
02/04/1919    Marched in for return to Australia; Weymouth
15/05/1919    Returned to Australia per Orontes
28/06/1919    Disembarked at Melbourne
22/08/1919    Discharged from duty

War Service Commemerated

Life After the War

Names of wife & children:

Place/s of residence:
1903, 1925 Coimadai (Electoral Rolls)
1931, 1942 C/- Heenan, Main Street, Bacchus Marsh (Electoral Rolls)

1903, 1925 Coimadai Farmer (Electoral Rolls)
1931, 1942 No listing (Electoral Rolls)

Date of death:
Place of burial: 

 Other relevant information: Tree S026 planted in the  Avenue of Honour, bacchus Marsh.