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BourkeHenry BeresfordCaptainHe was born 12 June 1855, son of the Reverend John Bourke and Louisa Maria, daughter of James Potts; and was a grandson of the 3rd Earl of Mayo. He was educated at Sherbourne School, and entered the 1st West India Regiment on 30 November 1876. He was Acting Fort Adjutant, Cape Coast Castle, 28 April 1892 to 30 May 1892, and became Captain 5 October 1887. He served in the Tambaka Expedition in 1892, and was present at the capture of Tambi (Medal and clasp). He took part in the operations against the Sofas, West Coast of Africa, in 1893-94; was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 28 February 1894], and created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 8 June 1894]: "Henry Beresford Bourke, Captain, West India Regiment. In recognition of services during the recent operations on the West Coast of Africa". The Insignia, etc, were sent to Captain Bourke 28 June 1894. He became Major 1 April 1894, and Lieutenant Colonel 28 March 1898; operations Sierra Leone; Karene Expedition, 1898-99 (clasp). Retired 9 May 1903. Lieutenant Colonel H B Bourke served during the European War as Draft Conducting Officer.


Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
West India Regiment
BourkeHubert Dougald46Source: Medal rollsCanada, 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles
BourkeJSource: QSA and KSA medal rollsNew Zealand, 8th Contingent
BourkeJ1st Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
(King's) Liverpool Regiment
BourkeJ3rd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
(Buffs) East Kent Regiment
BourkeJ4644PrivateQSA (6)
Source: List of QSAs with the clasp Talana from the Talana book
Royal Dublin Fusiliers
BourkeJ1st Battalion
Source: Medal rolls
Royal Munster Fusiliers
BourkeJ2nd Battalion
Source: Medal rolls
Royal Munster Fusiliers
BourkeJVolunteer Service Company 1st Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
(King's) Liverpool Regiment
BourkeJOrdinary SeamanQSA (0). Ref: 181.943. Medal returned
Source: QSA medal rolls
HMS Terrible
BourkeJ3133PrivateDied of disease. Kroonstad, 8 November 1900
3rd Battalion.
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
(Buffs) East Kent Regiment
BourkeJ2nd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Royal Dublin Fusiliers
BourkeJ3133Private3rd Battalion
Demise: Died of disease 08 Nov 1900
Place: Kroonstad
Source: In Memoriam by S Watt
(Buffs) East Kent Regiment
BourkeJohn400PrivateSource: OZ-Boer databaseVictoria, 6th Battalion Australian Commonwealth Ho
BourkeJohn252Farrier SergeantSource: OZ-Boer databaseQueensland, 4th Imperial Bushmen Contingent
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