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Lieut Thomas Leslie Bourke
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Birth: 1896
County Dublin, Ireland
Death: Sep. 9, 1918
Norwich
Norfolk, England



Second Lieutenant Thomas Leslie Bourke.
The Royal Air Force, 10th T.D.S.
formerly of PALS Battn, Royal Dublin Fusiliers

His birth was registered in Q3, 1896, Dublin South.
Son of Henry Leonard Bourke, an Actuary in a Savings Bank, and Martha Bourke, of 48, Grove Park, Rathmines, Dublin.

The marriage of Henry Leonard Bourke and Martha James was registered in Dublin South district, in the quarter ended September 1883.


In the 1911 Census, the parents with six of their seven surviving children lived at Strand Road, Sandymount, Dublin.
Present were,
Henry Leonard Bourke, aged 53, an Actuary in a Savings Bank, born in Co. Mayo.
Martha, his wife, aged 49, born in City of Dublin.
They had been married 27 years and had 9 children, 7 of whom were alive.
Evaline Maud, daughter, aged 26,
Leonard Wellington, son, aged 21, a searching record clerk in the Four Courts,
Edmund Cecil, son, aged 18, a Clerk,
Robert Gascoigne, son, aged 16, an Apprentice,
Thomas Leslie, son, aged 14, a Scholar,
Edward Septimus, son, aged 9, a Scholar,

all of the children had been born in Co. Dublin.



He initially joined The Royal Dublin Fusiliers, but transferred to the RAF.
He was a flying instructor, who was badly burnt in an accident, and died some days later.



His name is included in the
Mount Jerome Cemetery War Memorial

His name is also included in the names on the wall of the Mayo Peace Park, Castlebar, Co. Mayo.
Thomas Leslie Bourke, Mayo Peace Park

 
 
Inscription:

In Loving Memory
of

James Martin Bourke
died 20 June 1888
aged 6 months
Sarah Edith
died October 22nd 1904
aged 3 years 10 months
Edward Septimus
died 30th Sept. 1912
aged 11 years & 6 months
Thomas Leslie
2nd Lieut RAF [late PALS Battn RDF]
killed while on active service
Sept 9th 1918

beloved children of
H.L. & M. Bourke

Thy Will Be Done

Notes.
Sarah Edith was born in Q1, 1899.
Edward Septimus was born in Q4, 1901.

 
Burial:
Mount Jerome Cemetery and Crematorium
Dublin
County Dublin, Ireland
Plot: 237-A87
 
Created by: John
Record added: Apr 26, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51639807
Lieut Thomas Leslie Bourke
Added by: John
 
Lieut Thomas Leslie Bourke
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Lieut Thomas Leslie Bourke
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