(Service number 5/94)
|First Rank||Driver||Last Rank|
|Date||27 May 1888||Place of Birth||Edinburgh, Scotland|
|Address at Enlistment||Hunterville, C/o Percy Earle, Hunterville|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Robert BURNETT (father), Edinburgh, Scotland|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||Main Body|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||New Zealand Army Service Corps|
|Date||16 October 1914|
|Embarked From||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
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Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||20 May 1963||Age||74 years|
|Place of Death||Muriwai Beach|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Cremated, ashes interred Waikumete Cemetery, Auckland|
|Memorial Reference||Soldiers Berm K 1A, 186|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Frank Burnett was the third son of Robert and Sarah Emma (née Clyde) Burnett, of Edinburgh, Scotland. Two year old Frank was with his family at Portobello, Edinburgh in 1891, and again in 1901, when he was a scholar. After his return to New Zealand, in May 1919 at Hunterville, Frank married Dorothy Earle who had been named as a contact. Frank and Dorothy were engaged in September 1914.
Although he was a sheep farmer at Hunterville, with Mr Earle, in 1911, it appears that Frank had spent time in the Timaru area. The Methodist Church of Timaru placed a handsome window in the Bank Street Church as a memorial for the war victims of the congregations. Apart from the names of the fallen appearing on the window, the names of all who served were inscribed in a book which was to be preserved in the Church. Included in the names was that of Frank Burnett.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [30 March 2020]; 1891 & 1901 Scotland census returns (ancestry.co.au) [30 March 2020]; Waikumete Cemetery headstone record [30 March 2020]; Timaru Herald, 5 July 1922 (Papers Past) [24 March 2020]
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Teresa Scott, SC branch NZSG
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