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Ian Hamilton Burrows

Photograph of Uda with Lieutenant Ian Hamilton Burrows, Malaya, c.1955. Taken by an unknown New Zealand Army photographer. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, M-0766-F. Image is subject to copyright restrictions.

Photograph of Uda with Lieutenant Ian Hamilton Burrows, Malaya, c.1955. Taken by an unknown New Zeal …


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  • Forenames
    Ian Hamilton AWMM
  • Surname
    Burrows AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Buzz AWMM
  • Service number
    • Malaya 34196 AWMM
    • South East Asia 34196 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    11 November 1930 AWMM ChristchurchCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    South East Asia Christchurch AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    • Royal Military College, Duntroon, Australian Capital Territory, Australia (1950-1953) AWMM
    • Royal New Zealand Air Force Command and Staff College, Whenuapai, New Zealand 1965-) AWMM
    • Joint Services Staff College, Canberra, Australia Capital Territory, Australia (1975) AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
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  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
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Medical history

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

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  • Son of Brigadier James Thomas (Gentleman Jim) Burrows (7146), noted WWII veteran

    Husband of Judy Jenkinson since 1959, and later Elsie Hamilton Wilson

    His son also became a soldier and served with the SAS

    Attended Waitaki Boys High School, Oamaru, New Zealand

    Colonel Commandant of the New Zealand Special Air Service (SAS), 1987-1997

    Chairman of Rothmans Sports Foundation from 1987

    President, Outward Bound Trust 1991, and Councillor, 1987-1998

    A noted sportsman with achievements in rugby, cricket, tennis, boxing and golf

    A fine portrait artist, completing over 100 portraits, which have been seen in exhibition.

    Service held at Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parnell, New Zealand

    Died in Auckland and buried in Schnapper Rock Cemetery, North Shore Auckland. Ref: Block 1C, Plot E11.

    Photo of Maj I.H. Burrows in The Officers, 1st Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (Terendak Camp, Malaya 1965) AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    22 July 2006 AWMM
    Age 75 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    North Shore Memorial Park and Crematorium (Schnapper Rock), Albany, North Shore City, New Zealand AWMM Northern Division Single Berm Section 1 Block C Row E Plot 11 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 14 July 2006 AWMM
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  • External links
  • References
    • Gurr, Robert M. (1995). Voices from a border war : a history of 1 Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, 1963 to 1965. Melbourne, Vic.: Robert Gurr. AWMM
      pp. 17, 47, 50, 53,62,65,70, 97, 99, 120 and 130 AWMM
    • Taylor, A. (1998). The New Zealand roll of honour : New Zealanders who have served their country in peace and war : 150 years, 1845-1995. Auckland, N.Z.: Roll of Honour Publications. AWMM
      p. 214 AWMM
    • New Zealand Army. (1990-2008). Wellington, N.Z.: Army General Staff. AWMM
    • Daily Telegraph AWMM
    • Subritsky, M. (Ed). (1995). The Vietnam scrapbook: The second ANZAC adventure. Papakura, N.Z.: Three Feathers Publishing Co. AWMM
    • Hall, C. (2014). No front line : inside stories of New Zealand's Vietnam War. Auckland, New Zealand : Penguin Books. AWMM
    • This record was created from data kindly provided by the New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage. AWMM
    • Fry, P., & New Zealand. Army. Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment. Battalion, 1st. (1983). The First Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment : Journal / [P.J. Fry, editor] (25th anniversary commemorative ed.). Singapore: The Regiment. AWMM
    • Rennie, F. (1986) Regular Soldier. Auckland, N.Z.: Endeavour Press. AWMM
    • Special Air Service (SAS) Squadron - Malaya - Nominal roll (persons returns from overseas) [1957], Archives New Zealand, CAJN 41/3/6 [R21234079] AWMM
    • Black, E. A. (n.d.). N.Z. armed forces honours & awards : Korea, Malaya, South Vietnam, 1950-1972. Wellington, N.Z.: Defence Headquarters. AWMM


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