Patrick Burke

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details

Born: 1876 in Ireland, possibly Limerick.

Family: He was the son of James Burke. He had two children, Patrick Charles and James.

Residence: At the time of his enlistment in 1915 he was living at 4 Venables Yard, Whitchurch, Shropshire. In 1916, at the time of his discharge, he gave an address of 17 Thomas Street, Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, Wales.

Employment: In 1915 he was a bricklayer`s labourer.

Died: Not known

Military Details

Regiment: King’s Shropshire Light Infantry

Rank: Private

Service Number: 18980

Date of Enlistment: 4 October 1915

Date of Discharge: 7 July 1916

Reason for Discharge: No longer physically fit for war service.

Other Information: He served with the North Munster Fusiliers in the Boer War.

Medals and Awards

Patrick was awarded the Silver War Badge (number 8179015) on 17 May 1919.

Silver War Badge

Great War History Hub Whitchurch Shropshire Medals Front Image

The Silver War Badge was issued in the United Kingdom and the British Empire to service personnel who had been honourably discharged due to wounds or sickness from military service in World War I. The badge, sometimes known as the "Discharge Badge", the "Wound Badge" or "Services Rendered Badge", was first issued in September 1916, along with an official certificate of entitlement.



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