Douglas Haig BURLING

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BURLING, Douglas Haig

Service Number: NX12877
Enlisted: 19 April 1940, Warwick Farm, New South Wales
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 2nd/3rd Field Regiment
Born: Enfield, New South Wales, 27 October 1905
Home Town: Lakemba, Canterbury, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Shot (POW of Germany), Germany, 13 December 1943, aged 38 years
Cemetery: Krakow Rakowicki Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Lakemba St Andrew's Anglican Church Memorial Windows
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World War 2 Service

19 Apr 1940: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Gunner, SN NX12877, 2nd/3rd Field Regiment, Warwick Farm, New South Wales
1 Jun 1941: Imprisoned "Operation Lustre" Greece / Crete 1941 (Pt 1)
13 Dec 1943: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Gunner, SN NX12877, 2nd/3rd Field Regiment, Prisoners of War

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Biography

"...NX12877 Gunner Douglas Haig Burling, 2/3rd Field Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery. Gunner Burling, aged 25, died on 13 December 1943, as a Prisoner of War (POW), after being captured on 1 June 1941, while defending the island of Crete against the German land and airborne invasion. He was the son of James Henry and Ethel May Burling, of Lakemba, NSW. He is buried in the Cracow Rakowicki Cemetery, Poland, , Poland, Section 2, Row A, Plot 11..." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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