BURGESS, John Albert
(Service number 28850)

Aliases Jack
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Date 4 December 1895 Place of Birth Fairlie

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Mt Peel
Occupation Shepherd
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs E, BURGESS (mother), P.O. Box 70, Fairlie
Religion Church of England
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 18th Reinforcements, J Company
Date 11 October 1916
Transport Tofua
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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No information

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Days Interned
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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 9 March 1968 Age 72 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Fairlie cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

John Albert Burgess was the son of Walter and Emma (née Smith) Burgess. He was educated at Cricklewood and Fairlie schools.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [07 May 2017]; School admission records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [07 May 2017]

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