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Burns, Graeme Campbell Taylor



  • Existence: 1913 - 1969


Graeme Burns (called Bob), was a Christchurch doctor who joined the Medical Corps in 1939. He was sent first to the Pacific, then the Middle East. In 1941 he became a prisoner of war in Egypt, later being sent to camps in Italy, then Germany. At the end of the war he went to London for post-graduate studies, and married there in 1945. His wife was Alsion Armitage, a Christchurch nurse. They returned to New Zealand in 1948, and Dr. Burns was a microbiologist at Christchurch Hospital until his retirement in 1964. He was honorary Librarian of the Canterbury Medical Library, in which he took a keen interest.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Graeme Burns papers

Identifier: Arch 0699
Scope and Contents

The papers of Graeme Burns includes World War II and prisoner of war correspondence. Includes photocopies of letters from Dr. Burns to his brother and to his future wife with other letters and related papers including newspaper clippings. Also includes a copy of a 1928 Daily Mail, written as if published in 2000.

Dates: 1928-1970