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Harold Edward Burrows

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Harold Edward AWMM
  • Surname
    Burrows AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 14384 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1896 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs Margaret Burrows (mother), Te Atatu, Henderson, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 14384 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
  • 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 in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Harold Burrows was the son of Margaret and John Burrows of Te Atatu, Auckland, New Zealand.

    The Auckland Museum Library's manuscripts collection holds further papers relating to Harold Burrows. [Ref. MS 2002/58, Folder 1]

    A photograph taken by Auckland photographer Hermann Schmidt of Harold Burrows before he left for war is available at Special Collections, Auckland City Libraries. [Negative 31-B1484] AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    4 October 1917 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    YpresBelgium AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Tyne Cot Memorial, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • Remembering our Great Uncle Harold killed in action 100 years ago today.
    His memory as a dearly loved and sadly missed son, brother, uncle, Great Uncle and Great Great Uncle remains with those of us who grew up with stories of his short life.
    Always remembered.
    Public - Joan and Diane - Direct descendant - 4 October 2017
  • A shining star forever lost
    Public - Joan - Other Relative - 26 April 2015
  • for my Great Uncle and those family members who could not say goodbye and have now passed, much gratitude and love extended
    Public - Alison - Other Relative - 25 April 2015



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
17 July 2022Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
04 October 2017Joan and Diane Auckland New ZealandDirect descendant
26 April 2015JoanAucklandOther Relative
25 April 2015AlisonNew ZealandOther Relative

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