BURNS, Henry
(Service number 47312)

First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 15 December 1886 Place of Birth Ireland

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Geraldine
Occupation Ploughman
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Miss Elli BURNS (sister), Arowhenua Hotel, Temuka
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 26th Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry regiment, C Company
Date 9 June 1917
Transport Willochra
Embarked From Destination Devonport, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Regiment

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

Gunshot wound to left arm

Post-war Occupations



Date 9 October 1953 Age 68 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference Services Section, Row 114, Plot 1
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Henry Burns, born in Ireland, was residing at Geraldine when he enlisted.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [19 December 2016]; Timaru cemetery headstone image (Timaru district Council) [19 December 2016]

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