(Service number 12125)
|First Rank||Rifleman||Last Rank|
|Date||2 April 1882||Place of Birth||Tasmania, Australia|
|Address at Enlistment||Fairlie|
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|Next of Kin||Robert BURNS (brother), Tasmania, Australia. Also Thomas BURNETT (friend), Fairlie, South Canterbury (Mr Alex BELL, friend, Pleasant Point, Timaru - crossed out).|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Rifle Brigade|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||3rd Reinforcements, 3rd Battalion, G Company|
|Date||6 May 1916|
|Transport||Mokoia or Navua|
|Embarked From||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
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South Canterbury’s quota of the 12th Reinforcements, which included D. Burns, Fairlie, left Timaru for Trentham by the second express north on 12 January 1916. The troops were farewelled in the Drill Shed at 3 pm, the public being admitted but not allowed to mix with the men. After his Worship the Mayor, the Rev. Dean Tubman, and Mr J. Craigie, M.P., addressed the troops, they processed to the station, headed by the 2nd (South Canterbury) Regimental Band, and acknowledged by a guard of honour formed by the cadets.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph database [24 September 2019; Timaru Herald, 11 January 1916 (Papers Past) [09 August 2014]
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