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Hector Nisbet Burns

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Head and shoulders portrait of H N Burns (s/n 30928) taken before he departed for war. Image provided by John Burns. No known copyright.
Head and shoulders portrait of H N Burns (s/n 30928) taken b … Read more

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Hector Nisbet AWMM
  • Surname
    Burns AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    30928 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    19 November 1901 AWMM MastertonWairarapa AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 1 February 1940 AWMM 221 Vivian Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    A.N. Burns (father), 221 Vivian Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 7 April 1941 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    North Africa AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    30928 AWMM
  • Military service
    • Cadets AWMM
    • Territorials AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Trentham Camp AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1 February 1940 AWMM
    Age 38 AWMM
    Solicitor/Civilian AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2
      Ruweisat Ridge, Egypt AWMM
      15 Jul 1942-9 May 1945 AWMM
      Western Desert AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Stalag VII-A Moosburg (Isar), Germany AWMM
      14 October 1942 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Oflag VA, Weinsberg Germany AWMM
      13 December 1943 AWMM
    • WW2
      15 July 1942 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Oflag 5A, Weinberg (Wurtemburg), Germany 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
      Germany, Europe 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
    WW2 9 May 1945 AWMM
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number
    • WWII 2277\18 AWMM
    • 2277 Public - John - Child - 30 October 2015 - Family papers - POW ID tag

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      6 feet 1 inch AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Ruddy AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Blue AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Heart Failure AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Mary Magdala Ferris they married on the 8 January 1947.

    2 children, John Andrew Burns (b 28 October 1947) and Katherine Mary Burns (b 8 August 1951) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    25 September 1979 AWMM
    Age 77 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Makara Cemetery, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: Evening Post, September 1979 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Henderson, J. (1958). 22 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      Correspondence with family AWMM
    • Henderson, J. (1958). 22 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      Military Service Record 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
      WW2 4: WW2 50 AWMM
    • The Evening Post AWMM
      Death Notice: Evening Post, September 1979 AWMM
    • List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. AWMM
    • Great Britain Army. (1945). Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. London, U.K.: Government Printer. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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DateNameLocationRelationshipContact
17 February 2017SophieAucklandDirect descendant
06 July 2016SophieaucklandDirect descendant
30 October 2015JohnNew ZealandChild
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