Topic: Harold John White Burnet

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Harold John White Burnet (Service No. 55412) was a First World War Soldier with links to The Waltham area.

Harold John White Burnet was born on the 15th of January 1897 and was the only son of William Brotherston Burnet and Annie Jane Burnet of 59 York Street, Opawa, Christchurch, New Zealand. He was a parishoner of the Church of England. Before the war he was a clerk for Booth McDonald & Co which sold farming equipment. Harold embarked on the HMNZT 96 on the vessel: Maunganui in Wellington on the 21st of November 1917 and arrived in Liverpool, Mersyside, England on the 7th of January 1918. he was a gunner for the New Zealand Field Artillary of the 9th Battery and his service number was 55412. he was killed in action on the 21st of August 1918 aged only 21. he was buried in the Couin New British Cemetary plot H.6. in Pas-de-Calais, France. he was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal but they were sadly sold on Ebay in the USA in September 2008.

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Harold John White Burnet


First Names:Harold John White
Last Name:Burnet
Place of Birth:Christchurch