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John Alfred Burrows

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Portrait from the Northland Roll of Honour - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait from the Northland Roll of Honour - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Alfred AWMM
  • Surname
    Burrows AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    29873 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    7 September 1915 Noel Smith Research Project
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Pukrnui North, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs E Burrows (mother), Pukenui North, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    North Africa AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    29873 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
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Labourer/Civilian AWMM
    KaitaiaNorthland AWMM
  • 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
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • John Burrows was the son of Alfred James Burrows and Emily Elizabeth Burrows, of Pukenui, Auckland, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    12 December 1941 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    EgyptNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM XXX. B. 8. 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
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2092661
    Sources Used
  • References
    • Northland roll of honour and servicemen of WW II [electronic resource]. (2002). Whangarei, N.Z.: Returned Services Association. 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 66 AWMM
    • 21 Battalion (Official history of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-45) AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith (2020-2021). AWMM

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