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Douglas Leopold Burke

Portrait from The Weekly News; 4 October 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait from The Weekly News; 4 October 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Douglas Leopold AWMM
  • Surname
    Burke AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ421671 AWMM
    • WWII 421671 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    4 February 1924 Noel Smith Research Project
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs N.J.R. Burke, Matamata, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Europe (Air) AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ421671 AWMM
    • WWII 421671 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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  • Embarkation details
    • WW2 Royal New Zealand Air Force AWMM
    • [145] 16/01/1943 - SS Akaroa. Wellington - Cardiff via Panama Canal. Arrived 27/03/1943.

      Ship stopped in New York and Halifax, Canada. Public - Derrick - Other relative - 14 April 2021 - For Your Tomorrow - Volume Three - Errol W. Martin

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
    Killed on air operations AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Douglas Burke was the son of Robert Emmett Burke and Nada Inez Rebecca Burke, of Matamata. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    15 July 1944 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    FranceEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Banneville-La-Campagne War Cemetery, Calvados, France AWMM XIV. D. 10. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Doug was my late Nana's boyfriend when she was in Highschool at Matamata College. Her name was Joyce. She later Married another Doug who became my grandad. I remember all the stories she told me about Doug. How she would go over to their place to play Tennis for tournaments at their place. And how talented he was. And also how sad it was his and his brothers being lost in the war. xox Rest in Peace Doug
    Public - Rebecca - 25 April 2020
  • Doug is my Uncle - am the son of his eldest brother. Have visited his crash site, memorial in the village of Vieux and grave site in Normandy and plan to visit again in 2017.
    Public - Derrick Robert - Other relative - 4 January 2016



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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    Sources Used
  • References
    • The Weekly News AWMM
      The Weekly News 1944 AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith (2020-2021). AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
25 September 2021KelvinMorfolk, EnglandResearcher
14 April 2021Derrick AucklandOther relative
25 April 2020RebeccaNew Zealand Other
04 January 2016Derrick Robert Auckland NZOther relative

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