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Ronald Irving Alexander Burns

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ronald Irving Alexander AWMM
  • Surname
    Burns AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    7507 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    9 October 1914 AWMM Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 14 Avalon Street, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs M.E. Burns (mother) 14 Avalon Street, Christchurch, 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
    7507 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Medal (MM) AWMM
    8 July 1941 AWMM
    'In the period between September 1940 and February 1941 Driver Burns was a member of the Supply Column, NZ Army Service Corps, which served with the British Army in operations on the borders of Egypt and the subsequent advance into Libya. Although he was at times subjected to severe enemy bombing both at Headquarters camp and in forward areas this, at no time impaired his devotion to duty or his efficiency. His cheerfulness and ability at all times were outstanding.'. (Source: The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Burns, Ronald Irving Alexander. (Ref. WO 373/17/449). Military Medal. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2
      Crete, Greece List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
    • WW2 POW - Stalag 383, Hohenfels, Bavaria, Germany 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
      Germany, Europe 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number
    WWII 5469 AWMM

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
  • 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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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    • 'The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the following awards in recognition of distinguished services in the Middle East during the period December 1940 to February 1941.' (London Gazette, 8 July 1941, p.3885.). Military Medal.
      http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/35209/supplements/3885
      Further Reference
    • 'In the period between September 1940 and February 1941 Driver Burns was a member of the Supply Column, NZ Army Service Corps, which served with the British Army in operations on the borders of Egypt and the subsequent advance into Libya. Although he was at times subjected to severe enemy bombing both at Headquarters camp and in forward areas this, at no time impaired his devotion to duty or his efficiency. His cheerfulness and ability at all times were outstanding.'. (Source: The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Burns, Ronald Irving Alexander. (Ref. WO 373/17/449). Military Medal.
      http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details?uri=D7357900
      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
    • List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. AWMM
    • Great Britain Army. (1945). Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. London, U.K.: Government Printer. AWMM
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