BURNS, Archibald Gower
(Service number 6/423)

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Date Unknown Place of Birth Calcutta, India

Enlistment Information

Date 15 Aug 1914-31 Dec 1915 Age
Address at Enlistment Arcade, Timaru
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Benjamin H. Burns, 35 Chester St West, Christchurch
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

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

Military Awards

Campaigns Egypt, Gallipoli
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


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 2 November 1916 Age
Place of Death New Zealand
Cause Suicide
Memorial or Cemetery Linwood Cemetery, Christchurch
Memorial Reference Block 47. Lot 1967
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Son of Benjamion Henry and Alice May Gower Burns


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database (August 2014); "Returned soldier's suicide", Evening Post, Volume XCII, Issue 108, 3 November 1916, Page 2

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Carol Bell, SC branch NZSG

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