Maurice Burke, Indian Army


Born from RIC Maurice Burke b Clare 1893. It seems that only Maurice was an officer in Indian Army. In fact no Maurice Burke was born in Clare at that time, but the Indian army man was born in India of Irish Parents, and appears to be the right man, though difficult to get any information on.

1893 Sep 12. Born Lahore, Bengal, India son of James Henry Burke and Mary Anne McNamara (IGI)

1914.Dec 24. Indian Army to be 2nd Lt Maurice Burke.

1915 Dec 15 Indian Army Reserve of Officers. 2nd Lts to be Lt

1916 Sep 11. The King, has approved the relinquishment of their temp, commissions by the following, and the grant of rank as shown below: Indian Army Res.. of Officers. Lieut. Maurice Burke, in consequence of ill health

1916 Sep 26 Lt M Burke , an engineer , leaves UK for Bombay. He is on half pay following being gassed

1916 Oct 2. In the County Court of Devonshire, held at Exeter.In Bankruptcy. In the Matter of a Bankruptcy Petition To MAURICE BURKE, of the Osbome Hotel, Torquay, in the county of Devon, a Lieutenant in His Majesty's Army, and lately residing at Lahore, in the Empire of India. Take notice, that a bankruptcy petition has been presented against you in this Court at the instance of Ranken and Company, of 13A, George Street, Hanover Square, London, Civil and Military Tailors, and the Court has ordered that the publication of this notice in the London Gazette and in the Daily Telegraph and the Western Morning News newspapers shall be deemed to be service of the petition upon you; and further take notice, that the said petition will be heard at the County Court Offices, 13, Bedford-circus, Exeter, on the 29th day of December, 1916, at 12 o'clock noon, on which day you are required to appear, and if you do not appear the Court may make a receiving order against you in your absence. The petition can be inspected by you on application at this Court.

1920 Oct 21. Joined ADRIC with service no 823.

1921 Jan 14. Discharged medically unfit

1932 Jun. Arrives New York on Mauritania

1934 Jun Arrives in USA lives at Hartford Con.

1938 Sep Leaves USA

1938 Dec 17. Attempts to re-enter USA and is debarred

1939 Jul 16. He is now admitted to USA. Sponsored by his wife Caroline.

1940 USA census, he is staying with wife and her parents in Vandergrift, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania. He has no occupation.

1942 Apr 27 Registers for US WW2 draft


1956 Jun 2. Died in Vandergritt. He has pushed his rank up to Major