BURKE Robert Edward 436445

LEST WE FORGET

Leading Aircraftman Robert Edward John BURKE 

Service No: 436445
Born: Kalgoorlie WA, 4 July 1912
Enlisted in the RAAF: 15 January 1943
Unit: No. 5 Initial Training School, Clontarf WA
Died: Accident, Perth WA, 23 June 1943, Aged 30 Years
Buried: Karrakatta War Cemetery WA
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Robert William and Lucy Amelia Burke; husband of Marjorie May Burke, of Mount Hawthorn.
Roll of Honour: Boulder WA
Remembered: Panel 115, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

Death of 436455 ACII BURKE R.E.J., Course No. 39 Pilot while on leave awaiting posting. Died at No. 110 Australian General Hospital, HOLLYWOOD, from fractured skull as a result of an accidental fall from a verandah.

No. 5 Initial Training School Operations Record Book A50 Entry dated 23 June 1943

Funeral of No. 436455 ACII BURKE R.E.J., took place at KARRAKATTA Cemetery.  Flight Lieutenant J.S. HAWKINS conducted the service, Flying Officer S.W. HOOPS (294601), Flying Officer H.J. FELS (295668) and trainees from course attended.

No. 5 Initial Training School Operations Record Book A50 Entry dated 25 June 1943

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
Metropolitan Cemeteries Board (Perth) On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/6/183