BURNS, Cyril James
(Service number 8/1712)

First Rank Corporal Last Rank


Date 1892 Place of Birth Oamaru

Enlistment Information

Date 15 Aug 1914-31 Dec 1915 Age
Address at Enlistment C/- J. Watson, Port Chalmers
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin S.R.Burns (father), Attenboro, Timaru
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 4th Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Otago Infantry Battalion
Date 17 April 1915
Transport Willochra or Knight Templar or Waitomo
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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 3 February 1974 Age
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference Greendale Cemetery, Selwyn District
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Cyril James Burns was born in 1892 in Oamaru New Zealand. He married Elizabeth Gillilan on the 8th October 1918 in Musselburgh, Scotland. He died on the 3th February 1974 and is buried in the Greendale Cemetery in Selwyn District.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database (August 2014); SCRoll web submission by L Mason, 6 August 2019

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