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Record #4450
Name :
: James William BURKE (1895 - )

BMD and other details
Date of Birth
: 1895 (approx.)

Marriage (1)
Marriage (2)

Date of Death
Abode (1) : Place of Birth
Abode (2) : Place of Death / Burial
Sailing Information
Date of Arrival
: 11 May 1907
: Canada

: Tunisian

Placement Family
Homes / Agencys
Institution (GB)

: Smyly Homes of Dublin
NotesIn 1907, James William Burke, 12, arrived at Quebec, Canada, with a group of children in a MacPherson party and en route to the Smyly Home, Hespeler, Ontario, Canada.

James was originally placed in the Smyly Home in Hespeler, Ontario, Canada. The Smyly sisters of Dublin, Ireland, opened a receiving home for children and placed them out mostly as farm laborers or domestics.

James W. Burke enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces. His regimental number was 575 (Reference: National Archives; RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1283-78).

According to M. Kohli:

"[His name] was extracted from a journal kept by a local man who recorded the names of soldiers from Hespeler, Ontario (which is now part of Cambridge, Ontario). It is not know who created the book or why it was created. Some of the names [were] repeated, a few [were] left out, and some [were] there because they had a connection to Hespeler but may not have been living in the town at the time of the war."

The journal shows James Burke as being with the Coombe Boys during the war. 
ContributorsCreated : 2008-10-23 20:21:33 / From original database

Last Updated : 2008-10-23 20:29:46 /

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Surnames starting with:   A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z  9 Entries        
IDNameDOBPlace of birthArrivals & ShipsDest.AgencyFamily links
3040 ABBOTT, James1893IRL,    , Carlew May 1906 : Tunisian CAN Smyly Homes of Dublin  
4449 BLACK, Christopher (Christie)1897IRL,    , Dublin Aug 1909 : Tunisian CAN Smyly Homes of Dublin  
4448 BLACK, David1894IRL,    , Dublin May 1907 : Tunisian CAN Smyly Homes of Dublin  
4450 BURKE, James William1895 May 1907 : Tunisian CAN Smyly Homes of Dublin  
22822 HOLMES, Bertha1889IRL,     May 1906 : Tunisian CAN Smyly Homes of Dublin  
4447 O'CONNOR, Arthur1894IRL,    , Dublin May 1907 : Tunisian CAN Smyly Homes of Dublin  
4638 SKUSE, Robert1897IRL,    , Dublin May 1910 : Tunisian CAN Smyly Homes of Dublin  
4298 VANTREEN, Abraham William1894IRL,    , Dublin May 1906 : Tunisian CAN Smyly Homes of Dublin  
4302 WEST, Robert Francis1894IRL, WIC, 'Elsinore', Bray May 1906 : Tunisian CAN Smyly Homes of Dublin lemur41