BURRELL, George Edward
(Service number 85661)

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Date 19 January 1887 Place of Birth Ohoka, Canterbury

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Selwyn Street, Timaru
Occupation Wool storeman
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married
Next of Kin Mrs F. E. BURRELL (wife), Selwyn Street, Timaru
Religion Church of England
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Date 6 May 1954 Age 67years
Place of Death Timaru
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 56, Plot 1100
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

George Edward Burrell was the oldest son of Charles Edward and Elizabeth Dora Maria (Lizzie, née Bockmann) Burrell. George came to Waimataitai School from Ohaka at the age of seven. He married Florence Elizabeth Hutchins in 1911 and had one daughter living when he enlisted - Merle Krithia Anzac born in 1915. The first-born, Alma Dorothy, died in 1913 at 15 months. His brother, Charles Henry Burrell, also enlisted, and another brother, Arthur Stanley Burrell, was aclled up for service. .


NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [17 December 2017]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [17 December 2017]; School Admission record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [17 December 2017]

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