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William Ralph Burge

Portrait of Lieutenant William Ralph Burge, Archives New Zealand, AABK 18805 W5922 10 / 0020274. Image is subject to copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Lieutenant William Ralph Burge, Archives New Zealand, AABK 18805 W5922 10 / 0020274. Ima …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Ralph AWMM
  • Surname
    Burge AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 37050 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs Annie Burge (wife), 7 Coombe Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 37050 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Cross and bar (MC*) AWMM
    The M.C. [Military Cross] was awarded for conspicuous gallantry. Finding that the flank of the battalion he was supporting Lieutenant Burge led his men forward and with the assistance of a tank cleared out the machine gun nests and secured the flank. Later on he pushed forward to the assistance of a battalion that was held up and collecting all the men he could, he acted with great success. Throughout the day he acted with great personal courage and initiative. The Bar was awarded for duty performed near Crevecour on 1 October 1918. London Gazette 01/02/1919 AWMM

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
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Edited the Pakeha 2nd Lt. W.R. B U R G E , F. Coy., at,Sea, June, 1917 AWMM

Death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      60: 6 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 2: Includes portrait AWMM

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