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Full Name: Eric Bell Burr
Rank Last Held: Trooper
Forename(s): Eric Bell
Surname: Burr
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 11/208
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Lance Corporal
Next of Kin: P. Burr (father), Hastings, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Hastings, New Zealand
Military District: Wellington
Body on Embarkation: Main Body
Embarkation Unit: Wellington Mounted Rifles
Embarkation Date: 16 October 1914
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport: HMNZT6
Vessel: Orari
Destination: Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: Vol1
Page on Nominal Roll: 96
Campaigns: Gallipoli
Last Unit Served: Wellington Mounted Rifles
Place of Death: At sea, HMHS Gascon ex Gallipoli
Date of Death: 9 August 1915
Age at Death: 23
Year of Death: 1915
Cause of Death: Died of wounds
Memorial Name: Lone Pine Memorial, Lone Pine Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey
Memorial Reference: 72
Biographical Notes: Son of Patrick and Elizabeth Burr, of Frederick St., Hastings, Napier.
Description of Image: Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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