Private Thomas Joseph O'Rourke

His commission was revoked after a Court Martial for absence without leave in 1916

1896 Dec 14. Born Wexford

1901 census at St Peter's Terrace, Wexford (his discharge address was St Peter's Sq, Wexford)

1911 census at St Peter's Terrace, Wexford

1915 Apr. Enlisted from OTC at University College Dublin. He was living at 95 Lower Baggot St, Dublin

1915 Aug 12. Commissioned 2nd Lt in 6th R. Munster Fusiliers. Thomas Joseph O'Rourke . He had previously been in Leinster Regt OTC.

1916 Jun 21. 2nd Lt T J O'Rourke, Royal Munster Fusiliers is removed from the Army for absence without leave. He went AWOL from 22 Jun 1916 to 26 Jul 1916.

1916 Aug 9. Re-enlisted. He lost his commission and re-enlisted

1916 Oct 11 Posted to France. Attached to 1st R Inniskilling Fusiliers

1916 Dec 17. Wounded in action.

1916 Dec 21. Posted back to UK

1917 Jul 10. Discharged - no longer physically fit. He was still a Private. SWB

1920 Dec 11. Joined ADRIC with Service No. 1196    and was posted to "F" Company.   

1921 May 28.  Transferred to "I" Company

Fined £3 and £1 by Coy Commander

1922 Jan 19. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

Thomas was my great uncle, after leaving the Auxiliaries he travelled to Australia where he died at a private hospital.

1946 Aug 12. Died The exact place was Lewisham private hospital, Penrith. Sydney. New South Wales.


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