Ian Hamilton Burrows Born 11 November 1930 - Died 22 July 2006 PDF Print Share Key details Contribute › Service number34196 AWMM Also known asBuzz AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Last rank WarRegular Military Service AWMMMalayan Emergency, 1948-1960 AWMMBorneo Confrontation, 1963-1966 AWMM Lay a poppy Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesIan Hamilton AWMM SurnameBurrows AWMM Ingoa Also known asBuzz AWMM Service number34196 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth11 November 1930 AWMM Place of birthChristchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM Birth notesChristchurch, New Zealand AWMM Occupation before enlistment Post war occupation Address before enlistment Next of kin on embarkation Relationship status Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarRegular Military Service AWMMMalayan Emergency, 1948-1960 AWMMBorneo Confrontation, 1963-1966 AWMM Campaigns ForceArmy AWMM Service number34196 AWMM Military serviceGraduated from Royal Military College, Duntroon, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 1953, and commissioned into the Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment. AWMM1953-1955 Burnham Military Camp AWMMInstructor, Compulsory Military Trainees, Infantry AWMM1957 Waiouru Military Camp, New Zealand AWMMInstructor, School of Infantry, AWMMAide de Camp to Governor General, Lord Cobham AWMMAdjutant, Nelson Marlborough West Coast Regiment AWMMCommanded, NZSAS Squadron at Papakura, New Zealand (1965-) AWMMStaff appointments, Wellington as Lieutenant Colonel, including reconnaissance for deployment of combat troops in Vietnam AWMMDefence Liaison Officer, Kuala Lumpur (1970-1973) AWMM1973 Waiouru Military Camp, New Zealand AWMMCommandant, Army Schools AWMM1977 Burnham Military Camp AWMMColonel, command, 3rd Task Force Region AWMMBrigadier, Commander of Land Forces New Zealand, Auckland,New Zealand (1981-1983) AWMMCommander New Zealand Forces South East Asia, Singapore (1983-1985) AWMMCommander of Land Forces New Zealand (1985) AWMM Promotions/ Postings/ TransfersDirector, Army Training (1975) AWMM Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and AwardsOfficer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) (Military) AWMMMC. He was instrumental in an action which lead to the death of Malaysian Communist leader Li Hak Chi. In addition to Military Awards mentioned above, he received the Negri Sembilan Conspicuous Gallantry Medal from Malaysia in 1957 for this action. AWMMMilitary Cross (MC) AWMMNew Zealand Operational Service Medal AWMMGeneral Service Medal 1918-62 (Malaya clasp) AWMM Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military trainingRoyal Military College, Duntroon, Australian Capital Territory, Australia (1950-1953) AWMMRoyal New Zealand Air Force Command and Staff College, Whenuapai, New Zealand 1965-) AWMMJoint Services Staff College, Canberra, Australia Capital Territory, Australia (1975) AWMM Enlistment Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation details Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notes Last known rank Contribute › Last rank Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Son of Brigadier James Thomas (Gentleman Jim) Burrows (7146), noted WWII veteranHusband of Judy Jenkinson since 1959, and later Elsie Hamilton WilsonHis son also became a soldier and served with the SASAttended Waitaki Boys High School, Oamaru, New ZealandColonel Commandant of the New Zealand Special Air Service (SAS), 1987-1997Chairman of Rothmans Sports Foundation from 1987President, Outward Bound Trust 1991, and Councilor, 1987-1998A noted sportsman with achievements in rugby, cricket, tennis, boxing and golfA fine portrait artist, completing over 100 portraits, which have been seen in exhibition.Service held at Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parnell, New Zealand AWMM Read more Death About death Contribute › Age at death75 AWMM Date of death22 July 2006 AWMM Cause of death Place of deathAuckland, New Zealand AWMM Death notesAuckland, New Zealand AWMM Cemetery nameNorth Shore Memorial Park and Crematorium (Schnapper Rock), Albany, North Shore City, New Zealand AWMM Grave referenceNorthern Division Single Berm Section 1 Block C Row E Plot 11 AWMM Memorial name Memorial reference ObituaryDeath notice: New Zealand Herald, 14 July 2006Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 25 July 2006 AWMM Roll of Honour Remember Ian Hamilton Burrows by laying a poppy. Harold Edward Burrows Henry James Burrows Ian Hamilton Burrows Isaac Henry Burrows James Frederick Burrows Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Ian Hamilton Burrows Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksAuckland Council. North burial and cremation records searchhttp://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/parksfacilities/cemeteries/Pages/northburialcremationrecords.aspxSources UsedObituary:TheTelegraph, UKhttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/1531970/Brigadier-Buzz-Burrows.htmlObituaryObituary: New Zealand Army News, 2006http://patria.homestead.com/patriamcBURROWS.htmlObituaryObituary: New Zealand Herald, by Phoebe Falconerhttp://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz-army/news/article.cfm?o_id=440&objectid=10396896ObituaryNew Zealand History online. New Zealand and Confrontation in Borneo.http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/confrontation-in-borneoFurther ReferenceThe New Zealand Malaya Veterans Association.http://www.malayavets.co.nz/Further Reference DocumentsGurr, Robert M. (1995). Voices from a border war : a history of 1 Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, 1963 to 1965. Melbourne, Vic.: Robert Gurr. AWMMpp. 17, 47, 50, 53,62,65,70, 97, 99, 120 and 130 AWMMTaylor, A. (1998). The New Zealand roll of honour : New Zealanders who have served their country in peace and war : 150 years, 1845-1995. Auckland, N.Z.: Roll of Honour Publications. AWMMp. 214 AWMMThe New Zealand Herald AWMMDeath notice: 14 July 2006 AWMMThe New Zealand Herald AWMMDeath notice: 25 July 2006 AWMMThe New Zealand Herald AWMMNew Zealand Army. (1990-2008). Wellington, N.Z.: Army General Staff. AWMMDaily Telegraph AWMM Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.