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Sydney Lawrence Burns

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Portrait of Private Sydney Lawrence Burns in his army uniform, c.1939. Image kindly provided by Melissa Burns (April 2015). Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Private Sydney Lawrence Burns in his army uniform, c.1939. Image kindly provided by Meli …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Sydney Lawrence AWMM
  • Surname
    Burns AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 10582 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    8 July 1915 Family source
  • Date of birth
    8 July 1915 Public - Melissa - Other Relative - 26 April 2015 - Original Certificate of Birth (No. 419602)
  • Place of birth
    Temuka, Canterbury, New Zealand Public - Melissa - Other Relative - 26 April 2015 - Original Certificate of Birth (No. 419602)
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 287 King Street, Temuka, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs Joyce Helen Holland Burns (wife), Grand Hotel, Timaru, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 10582 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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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 - Salonike, Greece - VIII-B Lamsdorf, 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 5047 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
    5 November 1988 Family source
  • Date of death
    5 November 1988 Public - Melissa - Other Relative - 26 April 2015 - Family papers
  • Age at death
    73 years Public - Melissa - Other Relative - 26 April 2015 - Family papers
  • Place of death
    Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia Public - Melissa - Other Relative - 26 April 2015 - Family papers
  • Cause of death
    Lung Cancer Public - Melissa - Other Relative - 3 May 2015 - Family information
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • On Sundays Dad loved catching eels from the river,with us kids.
    Public - wilson - Child - 15 January 2017
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 2: 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
    • Ross, A. (1959). 23 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
15 January 2017wilsonGrafton AustraliaChild
03 May 2015MelissaBrisbane, AustraliaOther Relative

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