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Martin John Morris Burke

Portrait (kindly provided by family) - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait (kindly provided by family) - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Martin John Morris AWMM
  • Surname
    Burke AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Jack Burke AWMM
  • Service number
    40637 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    15 September 1916 AWMM Grey LynnAuckland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Maungatoroto Railway, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Elizabeth Anne Burke (mother), Mareretu, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1 February 1941 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Husband of Una. Father of Morris (Stoney) and Margaret (Cally).

      The third section of the 4th Reinforcements sailed from Wellington to Bombay in "Nieuw Amsterdam". They sailed from Bombay to Egypt in "Nevassa". AWMM
    • Jack [Martin John Morris] was born one week prior to the death in action in France, of his Uncle Jack [Service number 4/692, also recorded on Cenotaph]. In his uncle's memory, Martin was, for the rest of his life only ever known as Jack. Public - Morris David [Stoney] - Other relative - 24 September 2015 - Family oral history
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About death

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  • Death
    23 December 1973 AWMM
    Age 57 AWMM
    WhangareiNorthland AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
    Cancer Public - Stoney - Child - 2 June 2015 - Family oral history
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Maunu Cemetery, Cemetery Road off State Highway 14, Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand AWMM RSA. Plot 711 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: Northern Advocate, 23 December 1973 AWMM
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  • Memorial reference



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  • John Martin Burke, Known as Jack,
    Your Service and Sacrifice is always remembered.

    From Colin, a great-nephew of your father, Martin Burke
    Public - Colin - Other relative - 23 April 2022



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  • External links
  • References
    • Burke, M.J.M. (2005). A sapper's diary : 1941-1944 : The war diary of M. J. M. (Jack) Burke N.Z. Engineers. Compiled by M.D. Burke. Auckland, N.Z.: M.D. Burke. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family 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 65 AWMM
    • Munro, R. (1994). New Zealand railwaymen in World War Two. Upper Hutt, N.Z.: Author. AWMM
    • Northern Advocate AWMM
      Death Notice: Northern Advocate, 23 December 1973 AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
23 April 2022ColinGreystanesOther relative
12 July 2017StoneyTuakauChild
24 September 2015Morris David [Stoney]Tuakau NZOther relative

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