(Service number 5/94)

First Rank Driver Last Rank


Date 27 May 1888 Place of Birth Edinburgh, Scotland

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Hunterville, C/o Percy Earle, Hunterville
Occupation Sheep farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Robert BURNETT (father), Edinburgh, Scotland
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation Main Body
Unit, Squadron, or Ship New Zealand Army Service Corps
Date 16 October 1914
Transport Waimana
Embarked From 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

Farmer; carrier


Date 20 May 1963 Age 74 years
Place of Death Muriwai Beach
Memorial or Cemetery Cremated, ashes interred Waikumete Cemetery, Auckland
Memorial Reference Soldiers Berm K 1A, 186
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Frank Burnett was the third son of Robert and Sarah Emma (née Clyde) Burnett, of Edinburgh, Scotland. Two year old Frank was with his family at Portobello, Edinburgh in 1891, and again in 1901, when he was a scholar. After his return to New Zealand, in May 1919 at Hunterville, Frank married Dorothy Earle who had been named as a contact. Frank and Dorothy were engaged in September 1914.

Although he was a sheep farmer at Hunterville, with Mr Earle, in 1911, it appears that Frank had spent time in the Timaru area. The Methodist Church of Timaru placed a handsome window in the Bank Street Church as a memorial for the war victims of the congregations. Apart from the names of the fallen appearing on the window, the names of all who served were inscribed in a book which was to be preserved in the Church. Included in the names was that of Frank Burnett.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [30 March 2020]; 1891 & 1901 Scotland census returns ( [30 March 2020]; Waikumete Cemetery headstone record [30 March 2020]; Timaru Herald, 5 July 1922 (Papers Past) [24 March 2020]

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