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Thomas Hayes Burgess

Headstone, Haidar Pasha Cemetery - No known copyright restrictions

Headstone, Haidar Pasha Cemetery - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Thomas Hayes AWMM
  • Surname
    Burgess AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 12/705 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Church of England Public - carol - Other relative - 11 November 2018 - Military files/ family

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    23 March 1893 Noel Smith and Lyn Griffiths research
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Pukekohe, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 William Burgess, Pukekohe, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 12/705 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on 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
    • Killed or died while a Prisoner of War, Cause of Death AWMM
      Died of wounds whilst a Prisoner of War AWMM
    • died of wounds while a prisoner of war Public - carol - Other relative - 11 November 2018 - Military file
      Letters from Gulhane Hospital in Constantinople
      NZ Archives - December 1918 - NZ Defence Papers relating
      to investigation into treatment of NZ POWs by Turks
      -testimony Pvt. William Surgenor.
      'Gallipoli the NZ Story' - Christopher Pugsley
      Late Des Hurley research papers NZ POWs Turkey - courtesy Hurley family.

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Service Number is listed as 12/705 in the Nominal Roll, but as 121705 by Commonwealth War Graves Commission. AWMM
    • Private Thomas H. Burgess - of the Auckland Battalion NZEF - was captured by Turkish Forces at Gallipoli on 24 May 1915. He died of wounds - as a POW - in Constantinople, Turkey on 25 September 1915. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 17 April 2018 - Reference : "New Zealanders Captured by the Ottomans" : New Zealand History Online :
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About death

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  • Death
    25 September 1915 AWMM
    TurkeyAsia AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Haidar Pasha Cemetery, Haidar Pasha, Turkey AWMM II. F. 7. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • External links
  • References
    • Pugsley, C. (1990). Gallipoli: The New Zealand Story (Rev. ed.). Auckland, N.Z.: Sceptre. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 93 AWMM
    • Pugsley, C. (1990). Gallipoli: The New Zealand Story (Rev. ed.). Auckland, N.Z.: Sceptre. AWMM
      Pugsley, C. (1998). p. 150 AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith and Lyn Griffiths (2021). AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
11 November 2018carolaucklandOther relative
17 April 2018JeniferWairarapaResearcher

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