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BURNS, James
(Service number 64887)

Aliases
First Rank Private Last Rank Rifleman

Birth

Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Farm labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs H. Burns (mother), Skibbereen, Co Cork, Ireland
Religion
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation NZEF
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 34th Reinforcements Otago Infantry Regiment, D Company
Date 8 February 1918
Transport Ulimaroa
Embarked From Wellington Destination Liverpool, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With NZ Rifle Brigade, 4th Battalion

Military Awards

Campaigns
Service Medals
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 17 July 1918 Age 30
Place of Death France
Cause Killed in action
Notices
Memorial or Cemetery Commecourt British Cemetery No.2, Hebuterne, Pas-de-Calais, France
Memorial Reference II. C. 9
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Geraldine War Memorial

Biographical Notes

Son of Johana and Denis Burns of Mohonagh, Skibbereen, Co Cork, Ireland

Sources

Cenotaph Oct 2013

External Links

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Researched and Written by

Carol Bell, SC branch NZSG & Timaru Herald

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