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Robert Birleson Burgham

Portrait of Robert Burgham, 203728 (2014). © NZIPP Photograph by  Chris Dillon 1111-5058. CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0.

Portrait of Robert Burgham, 203728 (2014). © NZIPP Photograph by Chris Dillon 1111-5058. CC-BY-NC-N …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert Birleson AWMM
  • Surname
    Burgham AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bob AWMM
  • Service number
    • Jayforce 827312 AWMM
    • Korea 203728 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    10 April 1927 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Jayforce Pre 1946-1948 AWMM 49 Kohimarama Rd., Kohimarama AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Jayforce Mr. C.J. Burgham, 49 Kohimarama Rd., Kohimarama (b) AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1946-1948 AWMM Single/Jayforce AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    Jayforce 1946-1948 2NZEF Nom. Roll 16, p.18 Warehouseman/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 16, p.18
    2NZEF Nom. Roll 16, p.18
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Member of the Mt Wellington/Panmure RSA. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    24 August 2021 AWMM
    Age 94 AWMM
    Manukau CityAuckland AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    BURGHAM, Robert Birleson (Bob). WWII 827312 Jayforce and Kayforce veteran 203728. Faithful and loving husband to the late Michiko. Born 10 May 1927. Left for his final journey on August 24 2021. A caring and courageous 94 years. Last of the Kohi Burgham Boys. Cherished Dad to his three girls Robyn, Michele and Sandra, his seven grandchildren Ashton (Blinker), Jenna (Chubby Cheeks), Jaydn (Leroy), Nick (Peck's Bad Boy), Josh (Pee Wee the Great), Pippi (Miss Muffet) and Pete (Seamus). Respected and loved by sons in law Charles, Gerard and Luke. "Didn't we have fun!" Due to current restrictions funeral details will be given at a latter date. The New Zealand Herald on Aug. 26, 2021 AWMM
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  • External links
    IN HONOUR: New Zealand’s surviving WWII veterans ( Published 25 April 2020.
    Further Reference
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1950). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 16 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1946 to 30th June, 1948). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.18 AWMM
    • This record was partially compiled from information provided by the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photographers (NZIPP) Veteran Portrait Project. AWMM
    • Brocklebank, L.W. (1997). Jayforce : New Zealand and the military occupation of Japan, 1945-48. Auckland, N.Z.: Oxford University Press. AWMM
    • Nominal rolls - Nominal rolls embarkation K-force [Korea Nominal Roll], Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AAYS 8638 AD1/1433 (R22440250) AWMM
    • Chamberlain, H. (2013). The New Zealand Korea Roll : honouring those who served in the New Zealand Armed Forces in Korea, 1950-1957. Wellington, N.Z.: Author. AWMM

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