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George Burnes Spiers

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Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel  S_020. Image taken June 2020.

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel S_020. Image taken June 2020.

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    George Burnes AWMM
  • Surname
    Spiers AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    16527 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    28 August 1918 AWMM United KingdomEurope AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
    Son of John Spiers and of Margaret Spiers (nee Burnes), of Harrogate, Yorkshire, England. Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 9 August 2023 - https://www.nzwargraves.org.nz/casualties/george-burnes-spiers
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM c/o E.C. Mitford, Wharekopae, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mr J. Spiers (father), Tehuna, Wanstead, Napier, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs Margaret Hatton SPIERS (mother) of Lowry Bay, Eastbourne, Wellington Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 9 August 2023 - NZ Archives - ref to George Burnes SPIERS Will
  • Relationship status
    Pre 01 Apr 1941-30 June 1941 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    16527 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Shepherd/Civilian 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of John Spiers and of Margaret Spiers (née Burnes), of Harrogate, Yorkshire, United Kingdom. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    26 September 1944 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    ItalyEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Ravenna War Cemetery, Italy AWMM V.D.19. 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
    • Gisborne First World War Memorial, The Esplanade, Kaiti, Gisborne 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/2223372
    Sources Used
  • References
    • Loughnan, R. (1963). Divisional Cavalry. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      p. 371. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.332 AWMM
    • Loughnan, R. (1963). Divisional Cavalry. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
09 August 2023Lorraine Mona GisborneResearcher

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