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Lyn Murray

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  • Service number
    206405 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Sergeant AWMM
    Royal New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment AWMM
  • War
    Korean War, 1950-1953 AWMM
Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Korea, Malaya-Borneo (taken in April 1999). - This image may be subject to copyright
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Lyn AWMM
  • Surname
    Murray AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    206405 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    26 March 1929 AWMM
  • Place of birth
    Pahiatua, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Birth notes
    Pahiatua, Wairarapa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Labourer AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown Petone, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    Korean War, 1950-1953 AWMM
  • Campaigns
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    206405 AWMM
  • Military service
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Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
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Medical history

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Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Sergeant AWMM
    Royal New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Served with Jayforce 1947-48

    Served with Kayforce 1951-52

    Died of disease (Songo fever)

    An article on Manchurian fever appeared in the New Zealand Herald (19 November 1951, p. 8). "To combat the fever [Songo or Manchurian fever, a type of haemorrhagic fever], which was transmitted by fleas, the men were required to adopt strict rodent control. Rats were hunted ruthlessly. The keeping of dogs was prohibited, and everybody had to smear all their clothes, inside and out, with an unpleasant smelling anti-flea ointment. Despite these measures Songo fever remained a lurking danger, especially during winter months. In December 1952, another gunner, Sergeant Lyn Murray, fell victim to the disease." (McGibbon 1996, vol. 2, p. 240) AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    23 AWMM
  • Date of death
    27 December 1952 AWMM
  • Cause of death
  • Place of death
    Korea AWMM
  • Death notes
    Korea AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea AWMM
  • Grave reference
  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Korea, Malaya-Borneo. AWMM
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  • Obituary

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  • Lyn Murray was a good friend of my father Ian Humphrey from Pahiatua. When I was born 7 months after Lyn's death I was named for him
    Public - Lynn - 17 February 2016

Sources

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  • External links
    New Zealand in the Korean War. NZHistory online.
    http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/korean-war
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 10 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1943 to 31st March, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    Ian McGibbon, New Zealand and the Korean War, Volume II: Combat Operations, Oxford University Press, Auckland, 1996, pp. 240, 371, 408. AWMM

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