Arthur Leslie Burns Unknown date of birth - 18 July 1942 Key details Contribute › Service number16839 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Rank and unit at dischargeStaff Sergeant AWMM20 Canterbury Infantry Battalion AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Report Play your part Contribute what you know about their war service and life. Lay a poppy Leave a note PDF Print Share Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesArthur Leslie AWMM SurnameBurns AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number16839 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Report Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth Place of birth Birth notes Report Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentWW2 AWMMWarehouseman AWMM Post war occupation Report Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistmentUnknown AWMM9 Sandringham StreetDunedinNew Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMrs Joan Mary Burns (wife)9 Sandringham StreetDunedinNew Zealand AWMM Relationship statusUnknown AWMMMarried AWMM Report Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM CampaignsWestern Desert AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number16839 AWMM Military units Military service Report Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Report Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW2 AWMMUnknown AWMMChristchurchCanterburyNew Zealand AWMM Age on enlistmentWW2 AWMM Report Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 AWMM Embarkation bodyWW2 AWMMSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMMInfantry Reinforcements AWMMSergeant AWMM Report Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Report Medical history Contribute › Medical notes Report Last known rank Contribute › Last rankStaff Sergeant AWMM20 Canterbury Infantry Battalion AWMM Report Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Son of William George Burns and of Kate Burns (nee Harvey), of Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand; husband of Joan Mary Burns, of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM Report Death About death Contribute › Age at death24 AWMM Date of death18 July 1942 AWMM Cause of death Place of deathWestern DesertNorth AfricaAfrica AWMM Death notesWestern Desert AWMM Report Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery nameEl Alamein War CemeteryEgypt AWMM Grave referenceII. G. 1A. AWMM Report Memorial Contribute › Memorial name Memorial reference Obituary Report Roll of Honour Remember Arthur Leslie Burns by laying a poppy. Arthur Burns Arthur Dickson Burns Arthur Leslie Burns Bernard Burns Bernard Patrick Burns Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Arthur Leslie Burns Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksCommonwealth War Graves Commission.http://www.cwgc.orgSources Used DocumentsSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMMWW2 4: WW2 50 AWMM Report Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.