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Full Name: William Allan Burnett
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): William Allan
Surname: Burnett
Also Known As: William Alan Burnett
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 17675
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Shepherd and Freezing labourer
Next of Kin: Mr Andrew Burnett (father), C/o G. Speden, Gore, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: C/o J.T. Jeffery, Otama. New Zealand
Military District: Invercargill
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit: Infantry Reinforcements
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 4
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 50
Campaigns: Western Desert
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Western Desert
Date of Death: 30 November 1941
Age at Death: 22
Year of Death: 1941
Cemetery Name: Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya
Grave Reference: 14. K. 3.
Biographical Notes: Son of Andrew and Marion Henderson Burnett, of Otama, Southland
Additional Information: Name spelled as Alan on the Nominal Roll and Allen by CWGC.
Sources Used:
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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