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John Burns

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John AWMM
  • Surname
    Burns AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 27066 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    14 April 1896 AWMM KaitangataOtago AWMM
    Kaitangata, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 1 June 1916 AWMM Kaitangata, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Jean Burns (mother), Christchurch Street, Kaitangata, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 23 September 1916 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Messines AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 27066 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 1 June 1916 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    Miner/Civilian 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
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • John Burns was the son of Robert and Jeannie Burns, of Kaitangata, New Zealand. His brother, Eric Burns (27059), also died in World War 1.

    Qualified as a marksman 1 December 1916.

    New Zealand at the Front ( a magazine written and published and illustrated in France by men of the New Zealand Division) 1917 issue, page141. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    7 June 1917 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    BelgiumEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
    Kandahar Farm Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM II. A. 31 AWMM
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Memorials

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  • Dear John, You payed the ultimate sacrifice fighting for your friends and family, in a foreign war over foreign land. For all your pain and suffering you endured before your death, I wish to thank you from the bottom of my heart for you contribution to my freedom today. Rest in peace John Matt
    Public - Matthew Gregory Martin - Other Relative - 6 April 2015
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06 April 2015Matthew Gregory MartinAuckland New ZealandOther Relative

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