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Full Name: Garrett Leslie Burke
Rank Last Held: Warrant Officer Class 2
Forename(s): Garrett Leslie
Surname: Burke
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 30486
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant
Occupation before Enlistment: Soldier
Next of Kin: Mrs E.A. Burke (wife), Palmer Crescent, Trentham, New Zealand
Marital Status: Married
Enlistment Address: 7 Newton Street, Trentham, New Zealand
Military District: Trentham
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 2nd Echelon
Embarkation Unit: 28 (Maori) Battalion
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 2
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 28
Campaigns: Crete
Last Unit Served: 28 (Maori) Battalion
Place of Death: Crete
Date of Death: 23 May 1941
Age at Death: 30
Year of Death: 1941
Memorial Name: Athens Memorial, Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece
Memorial Reference: Face 13.
Biographical Notes: Son of James Burke and of Amelia Bruce Burke (nee Kay); husband of E. A. Burke, of Heretaunga, Wellington
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Sources Used:
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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