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John Davis Burns

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Renwick War Memorial. Image provided by John Halpin 2017, CC BY John Halpin 2017.

Renwick War Memorial. Image provided by John Halpin 2017, CC BY John Halpin 2017.

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Davis AWMM
  • Surname
    Burns AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    John Burns AWMM
  • Service number
    13167 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    30 November 1917 Noel Smith Research Project
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Renwicktown, Blenheim, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Annie Georgina Burns (mother), Renwicktown, Blenheim, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1941 Crete AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    13167 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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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
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of George Penman Burns and Annie Georgina Burns, of Renwicktown, Marlborough AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    • 25 May 1941 AWMM
      Age 22 AWMM
      CreteGreece AWMM
    • 25 May 1941 Allan Steel Cemetery Project
      Age 21 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    • Suda Bay War Cemetery, Crete, Greece AWMM 6. D. 1. AWMM
    • Andersons Bay General Cemetery, Dunedin City Council AWMM Block 90, Plot 47 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Renick War Memorial, 55 High Street, Renwick AWMM
    • Marlborough War Memorial, Second World War Panel AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/936575
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • 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 66 AWMM
    • Pringle, D., & Glue, W. (1957). 20 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Norton, F. (1952). 26 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • This record was partially compiled from data kindly provided by Allan Steel Cemetery Project (2020) AWMM
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith (2020-2021). AWMM

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