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BURNETT, Henry Thomas
(Service number 6/411)

Aliases Military doctor recorded his name as BARNETT
First Rank Private Last Rank Private

Birth

Date 8 May 1881 Place of Birth Dunedin, New Zealand

Enlistment Information

Date 15 August 1914 Age 30
Address at Enlistment Fairlie, New Zealand
Occupation Carpenter
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin James Burnett (brother) Half Way Bay, Queenston, New Zealand
Religion Methodist
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with New Zealand Armed Forces (?) Served in
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation Main Body
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Canterbury Infantry Battalion
Date 16 October 1914
Transport Athenic
Embarked From Lyttelton, New Zealand Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Infantry Battalion

Military Awards

Campaigns Egypt 1914-1915; Gallipoli 1915
Service Medals 1914-1915 Star, British War Medal (1914-1920), Victory Medal
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date

Discharge

Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Death

Date Between 25 April 1915 and 1 May 1915 Age
Place of Death Gallipoli, Turkey
Cause Killed in action
Notices
Memorial or Cemetery Lone Pine Memorial, Lone Pine Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey
Memorial Reference 74
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Fairlie War Memorial

Biographical Notes

Son of James and Elizabeth Burnett

"Great gloom has ben catover the Fairlie District at the news of the death of Private T H Burnett (Canterbury Infantry battalion) who was killed in action at the dardanelles. Private Burnett, during his many years residing in Fairlie, endured himself to practically the whole population by his unserving straightfordness and genial nature.(says the Timaru Herald), and was always the true type of one of nature's very gallant gentlemen. he took a great interest in sport, being keen golfer, as well as one of the finest footballer ever seen in the Mackenzie country. The Fairlie correspondent of the Timaru Herald writes we can account for the error in his name as follows. When Mr Burnett passed his medical test the Doctor spelt his name barnett, although pressed to do so, did not think the matter sufficient importance to have the mistake removed. We have always addressed his papers etc to 6-411, so there can be no mistake that it is really T. H. Burnett who was killed." Otago daily Times 1 June 1915 p10.

Sources

Cenotaph database (October 2014); rootsweb.ancestry,com/~nz/scant/ww1.htm; NZ Historical BDM records (bdmhistoricalrecords,dai.govt.nz)

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Researched and Written by

Ann Munro, SC branch NZSG

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