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 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 Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth Place of birth Birth notes Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentWW2 AWMMWarehouseman AWMM Post war occupation 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 Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM CampaignsWestern Desert AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number16839 AWMM Military units Military service Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW2 AWMMUnknown AWMMChristchurchCanterburyNew Zealand AWMM Age on enlistmentWW2 AWMM Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 AWMM Embarkation bodyWW2 AWMMSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMMInfantry Reinforcements AWMMSergeant AWMM 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 rankStaff Sergeant AWMM20 Canterbury Infantry Battalion AWMM 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 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 Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery nameEl Alamein War CemeteryEgypt AWMM Grave referenceII. G. 1A. AWMM Memorial Contribute › Memorial name Memorial reference Obituary 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 Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.