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Full Name: Arthur Leslie Burns
Rank Last Held: Staff Sergeant
Forename(s): Arthur Leslie
Surname: Burns
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 16839
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Sergeant
Occupation before Enlistment: Warehouseman
Next of Kin: Mrs Joan Mary Burns (wife), 9 Sandringham Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
Marital Status: Married
Enlistment Address: 9 Sandringham Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
Military District: Christchurch
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: 18 July 1942
Age at Death: 24
Year of Death: 1942
Cemetery Name: El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
Grave Reference: II. G. 1A.
Biographical Notes: Son of William George Burns and of Kate Burns (nee Harvey), of Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand; husband of Joan Mary Burns, of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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: http://www.cwgc.org
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