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Leonard Bursell

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  • Service number
    • WWII 76937 AWMM
    • WWII NZ415209 AWMM
    • WWII 415209 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Jim Public - Peter - Child - 3 May 2023 - Family knowledge Also "Aircrew" by Bruce Lewis 1991 ISBN 0 85052 4474
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Leonard AWMM
  • Surname
    Bursell AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Jim Public - Peter - Child - 3 May 2023 - Family knowledge Also "Aircrew" by Bruce Lewis 1991 ISBN 0 85052 4474
  • Service number
    • WWII 76937 AWMM
    • WWII NZ415209 AWMM
    • WWII 415209 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    24 June 1911 AWMM BeverleyYorkshire AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Milford Auckland Public - Peter - Child - 3 May 2023 - Family knowledge
  • Post war occupation
    Shell Oil NZ Public - Peter - Child - 3 May 2023 - Family knowledge
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Wife, Jean and their 2 daughters Public - Peter - Child - 3 May 2023 - Family knowledge
  • Relationship status
    Married Public - Peter - Child - 3 May 2023 - Family knowledge

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII 76937 AWMM
    • WWII NZ415209 AWMM
    • WWII 415209 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Ohakea, Whenuapai NZ. England. Public - Peter - Child - 3 May 2023 - Log Book
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
    Pilot Public - Peter - Child - 3 May 2023 - Family knowledge
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1941 AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Shell Oil NZ Public - Peter - Child - 3 May 2023 - Head Office Auckland
  • Age on enlistment
    30 Public - Peter - Child - 3 May 2023 - Family knowledge

Embarkations

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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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Death

About death

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  • Death
    18 November 1989 AWMM
    Age 78 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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  • Jim had 4 children, 2 daughters prior to war service and 2 sons after war service. A keen golfer and was able to liaise with his extended family in Yorkshire during leave.
    Public - Peter - Child - 3 May 2023
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Hanson, C. (2001). By such deeds: honours and awards in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, 1923-1999. Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - Embarkation Lists, November 1940 - July 1942. Archives New Zealand, Wellington (R17845762). AWMM

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