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Robert Bruce Burn

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Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 94 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 94 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert Bruce AWMM
  • Surname
    Burn AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 7/315 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    21 March 1888 Noel Smith and Lyn Griffiths research
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 281 Hereford Street, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Isabel Burn (mother), 281 Hereford Street, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 7/315 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 CanterburyNew Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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 in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Robert Burn was the son of Isabel Burn, of Hereford St., Christchurch, New Zealand.

    Brother: William Wallace Burn (Lieutenant) who also died in the First World War.

    Date of death may have been 6 August or 7 August 1915. AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    6 August 1915 AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Embarkation Pier Cemetery, Turkey AWMM Special Memorial A. 35. AWMM
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  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Mentioned in The Auckland Weekly News - August 19th, 1915. 'Ground Shot Over' TURKS INSTEAD OF RABBITS. Writing to his brother in Wellington, Trooper R. B. Burn of the Canterbury Mounted Rifles, a brother of the Lieutenant Burn, the aviator, makes some interesting remarks upon the Dardanelles campaign. He likens the fighting area to "ground that has been shot over before, with rabbits lying here and there." "That", he continues, "is exactly what these hills are like, only dead men are dotted about. From where I am now I can see four dead Turks lying in a space of a quarter of an acre. No one bothers to bury them unless there is an armistice is declared. Last time that happened 2000 Turks were buried."
    Public - Tracey - 26 March 2016
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