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Calvin Le Vai Burrell

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Calvin Le Vai AWMM
  • Surname
    Burrell AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Kelvin Le'Vai AWMM
    • Blue AWMM
    • Cally AWMM
  • Service number
    • 13620 AWMM
    • NZN 13620 AWMM
    • Korea 13620 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    10 July 1931 Operation Grapple (2021)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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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  • Served with rank of AB in Operation Grapple on HMNZS Rotoiti from 15.2.1957 to 11.8.1957. Operation Grapple research by Arthur Venus and Gerry Wright (2021). Listed as Kelvin Le'Vai Burrell.

    Husband of Margaret; father of Kathy, Jim, Steve, Dave, Rob.

    Cenotaph database record compiled from information in the Death Notice AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    29 May 2009 Operation Grapple (2021)
    Age 77 AWMM
    WarkworthNorthland Operation Grapple (2021)
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 3 June 2009 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • RIP my beautiful grandad, Lest We Forget xx
    Public - Samantha - Other Relative - 24 April 2015
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • This record was created from Operation Grapple research by Arthur Venus and Gerry Wright and kindly provided by Gerry Wright (2021). AWMM
    • Wright, G. C. (2007). We were there : Operation Grapple : the story of New Zealand's involvement in the British nuclear weapons tests at Christmas Island 1957-58. [Auckland, N.Z : Gerry Wright] AWMM

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24 April 2015SamanthaMelbourne, AustraliaOther Relative

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