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Desmond McLaren Burke-Kennedy

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel  B_029. Image taken June 2020.

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel B_029. Image taken June 2020.

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Desmond McLaren AWMM
  • Surname
    Burke-Kennedy AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    22381 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
    Unknown AWMM Hopai, Ngatea, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs N.J. Burke- Kennedy (wife), Taurarua, Whangarei, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    22381 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and 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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  • Desmond Burke-Kennedy was the son of Harry and Irene Burke-Kennedy; husband of Norah Jean Burke-Kennedy, of Paparoa, Auckland, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    30 November 1941 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya AWMM 14. E. 17. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Cooke, P. (2001). Defending New Zealand: ramparts on the sea 1840-1950s. Wellington, N.Z.: Defence of New Zealand Study Group. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 3: WW2 253 AWMM

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