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Keith Alfred Burtenshaw



  • Title
  • Forenames
    Keith Alfred AWMM
  • Surname
    Burtenshaw AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    7321 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    30 July 1914 AWMM NapierHawkes Bay AWMM
    Napier, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre Sep 1939 AWMM 21 Dee Street, Timaru, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs L.E. Burtenshaw (wife), 21 Dee St, Timaru, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 January 1940 AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Libya AWMM
    • Greece AWMM
    • El Alamein AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    7321 AWMM
  • Military service
    New Zealand Territorials AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2 POW - P.G. 57 Gruppignano, Udine, Italy AWMM
      Ruweisat Ridge, Egypt AWMM
      22 Jul 1942-Apr 1945 AWMM
    • POW - Stalag VIII-A, Gorlitz, Germany AWMM
    • WW2
      22 July 1942 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Stalag VIII-A, Gorlitz, 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
    WW2 1 April 1945 AWMM
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number
    WWII 33134 AWMM

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Appendicitis AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Broken leg AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Admitted to hospital in Helwan, Egypt, & prison Camp, French Hospital AWMM
    • Died from Natural Causes, Cause of Death AWMM
      Died of natural causes AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Died from heart troubles

    5 January 1940. The First Echelon of 2 NZEF (354 officers and 6175 other ranks) embarked for the Middle East in Empress of Canada, Strathaird, Orion and Rangitata at Wellington, and in Dunera and Sobieski at Lyttelton.After crossing the Tasman Sea the convoy was joined by the Australian transports Empress of Japan, Orcades, Otranto, Orford, and Strathnaver.The naval escorts comprised: between Wellington and Sydney, HMAS Canberra, HMAS Australia, HMS Ramillies and HMS Leander: Sydney-Fremantle, Canberra, Australia and Ramillies: Fremantle-Colombo, Ramillies, HMS Kent and the French cruiser Suffren: Colombo-Aden-Port Tewfik, Ramillies, HMS Sussex, HMAS Hobart, HMS Westcott and HMS Eagle. The convoy reached Fremantle on 20 January, Colombo on 30 January and Port Tewfik on 12 February. From 'CHRONOLOGY New Zealand in the War 1939-1946' Compiled by R Kay, 1968 AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    24 May 1983 AWMM
    Age 69 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Marsden Valley Cemetery, Stoke, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM RSA Section AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Nelson Evening Mail 25 May 1983 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • 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 30 AWMM
    • Nelson Evening Mail AWMM
      Nelson Evening Mail 25 May 1983 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