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Wallis John Burrow

Headstone of Private Wallis John Burrow (56221). Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. New Zealand War Graves Trust (BECL9977). CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.

Headstone of Private Wallis John Burrow (56221). Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vla …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Wallis John AWMM
  • Surname
    Burrow AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Wallace AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 56221 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    14 September 1896 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 1917 AWMM Station Road, Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    John Burrow (father), Argyle Street, Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 13 August 1917 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 56221 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 1917 AWMM Cabinet Maker/Civilian 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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 10 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      9 stone 10 pounds AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Fair AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Blue AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Light brown AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Wounded gsw, left thigh and abdomen 29 January 1918 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Admitted 3 Canadian Cassualty Clearing Station AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      31 January 1918 AWMM
    • Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Wallis Burrow was the son of John and Mary Burrow, of King St., Pukekohe, New Zealand.

    Employed by Tonson, Garlick & Company before enlisting.

    Attested Auckland, 10 February 1917

    Marched into Trentham Camp 31 May 1917

    Family papers on file include photcopies of photographs of Len J. Burrow and Wallis Burrow c 1917; photographic postcard of his Platoon at Trentham Camp.

    Marched into Sling Camp 3 October 1917

    Embarked for France 30 November 1917

    Attached Etaples 2 December 1917

    Joined Unit 28 December 1917

    Name is recorded as Wallace in Birth Register and Nominal Rolls, and as Wallis by family, Archives New Zealand,and Commonwealth War Graves Commission. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    31 January 1918 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    FranceEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM XXVII. F. 15A. 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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