(Service number 78591)

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Date 3 November 1898 Place of Birth Geraldine

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment "The Downs", Geraldine
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin T. J. BURBOROUGH (father), The Downs, Geraldine
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 40th Reinforcements, A Company
Date 10 July 1918
Transport Tahiti
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Military Awards

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No information

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 12 December 1989 Age 91 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Fairlie Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

John Burborough was the younger son of Thomas Josph and Grace May (née Anderson) Burborough. He was educated at Geraldine District High School and Temuka School. John married Iris May Colville in 1927 at Timaru.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [15 August 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [14 August 2019]; Fairlie Cemetery headstone image (Mackenzie District Council) [16 August 2019]

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