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Lionel Benjamin Burgess

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Lionel Benjamin AWMM
  • Surname
    Burgess AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    66431 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1941 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    66431 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1941 2NZEF Nom. Roll 5, p.33 Accountant/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 5, p.33
    2NZEF Nom. Roll 5, p.33
  • 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

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Lionel Burgess was the son of Benjamin Burgess and of Annie Elizabeth Burgess (nee Hynes), of Wanganui, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    26 October 1942 AWMM
    Age 31 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM II. E. 7. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Lionel was killed along with his brother Brian Albert Burgess in the North African campaign. The boys were the only two sons of Elizabeth Annie Burgess. Lionel was the youngest person to qualify as an accountant at the University of New Zealand as it was then. He also set up the NZ Patriotic Fund. A more unlikely person to be a gunner would be hard to find.
    Public - Vivien - Direct descendant - 21 July 2016

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
    http://www.cwgc.org
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 5 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1941 to 30 September, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    p.33 AWMM

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21 July 2016VivienAuckland Direct descendant
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