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Clifford James Burling

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Clifford James AWMM
  • Surname
    Burling AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    1950 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    16 March 1916 AWMM Upper HuttWellington AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 1 Owen Street, Napier, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs A. Burling (mother), Newman, Eketahuna, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 January 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    1950 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Medal (MM) AWMM
    18 February 1943 AWMM
    'On 27 June 1942 Driver Burling showed great initiative, resource and personal courage in leading and navigating ambulance convoys from MINQAR QAIM, Egypt, to the main dressing station. The presence of the enemy forced him to turn from the track shown to him yet he still succeeded in bringing to safety a large number of wounded. He later returned to the Divisional area for further wounded, passing through country which was then being traversed by enemy patrols. During the break-through at night he was separated from the convoy but resourcefully found his way back to the Alamein Line. During the remainder of the campaign he consistently showed resource, initiative and complete disregard of personal safety.'. (Source: The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Burling, Clifford James. (Ref. WO 373/23/235). Military Medal. AWMM

Training and 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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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
    5/1/1978 Public - Allan - Researcher - 3 January 2019 - Manawatu District Council cemetery records
  • Age at death
    60 Public - Allan - Researcher - 3 January 2019 - Manawatu District Council cemetery records
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Feilding Cemetery Public - Allan - Researcher - 3 January 2019 - Manawatu District Council cemetery records
  • Grave reference
    Block RSA Row 203 Plot 10 Public - Allan - Researcher - 3 January 2019 - Manawatu District Council cemetery records
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    • 'The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the following awards in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the Middle East during the period May 1942 to October 1942.' (London Gazette, 18 February 1943, p.866.). Military Medal.
      http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/35908/supplements/866
      Further Reference
    • 'On 27 June 1942 Driver Burling showed great initiative, resource and personal courage in leading and navigating ambulance convoys from MINQAR QAIM, Egypt, to the main dressing station. The presence of the enemy forced him to turn from the track shown to him yet he still succeeded in bringing to safety a large number of wounded. He later returned to the Divisional area for further wounded, passing through country which was then being traversed by enemy patrols. During the break-through at night he was separated from the convoy but resourcefully found his way back to the Alamein Line. During the remainder of the campaign he consistently showed resource, initiative and complete disregard of personal safety.'. (Source: The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Burling, Clifford James. (Ref. WO 373/23/235). Military Medal.
      http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details?uri=D7360443
      Further Reference
  • Documents
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    WW2 1: WW2 29 AWMM
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