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Garrett Leslie Burke

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  • Service number
    30486 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Warrant Officer Class 2 AWMM
    28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM
  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Garrett Leslie AWMM
  • Surname
    Burke AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    30486 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW2 Soldier AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown 7 Newton Street, Trentham, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs E.A. Burke (wife), Palmer Crescent, Trentham, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
  • Campaigns
    1941 Crete AWMM
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    30486 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM
    Trentham, Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant AWMM
    28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 2nd Echelon AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Warrant Officer Class 2 AWMM
    28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of James Burke and of Amelia Bruce Burke (nee Kay); husband of E. A. Burke, of Heretaunga, Wellington AWMM

Death

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  • Age at death
    30 AWMM
  • Date of death
    23 May 1941 AWMM
  • Cause of death
  • Place of death
    Crete, Greece AWMM
  • Death notes
    Crete AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Memorial name
    Athens Memorial, Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece AWMM
  • Memorial reference
    Face 13. AWMM
  • Obituary

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  • Although you were gone, long before my time. You will always hold a special place my heart.
    Public - Cathryn - Direct descendant - 28 February 2017

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28 February 2017CathrynTokoroa, New ZealandDirect descendant