Lyn Murray Born 26 March 1929 - Died 27 December 1952 PDF Print Share Key details Contribute › Service number206405 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Last rankSergeant AWMMRoyal New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment AWMM WarKorean War, 1950-1953 AWMM Lay a poppy Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Korea, Malay … Read more View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesLyn AWMM SurnameMurray AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number206405 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth26 March 1929 AWMM Place of birthPahiatua, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand AWMM Birth notesPahiatua, Wairarapa, New Zealand AWMM Occupation before enlistmentLabourer AWMM Post war occupation Address before enlistmentUnknown Petone, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkation Relationship status Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarKorean War, 1950-1953 AWMM Campaigns ForceArmy AWMM Service number206405 AWMM Military service Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training Enlistment Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation details Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notes Last known rank Contribute › Last rankSergeant AWMMRoyal New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Served with Jayforce 1947-48Served with Kayforce 1951-52Died 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 Read more Death About death Contribute › Age at death23 AWMM Date of death27 December 1952 AWMM Cause of death Place of deathKorea AWMM Death notesKorea AWMM Cemetery nameUnited Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea AWMM Grave reference Memorial nameAuckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Korea, Malaya-Borneo. AWMM Memorial reference Obituary Roll of Honour Remember Lyn Murray by laying a poppy. Lindsay Charles Murray Lindsay McIntosh Murray Lyn Murray Martin Murray Mary J Murray Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Lyn Murray Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksNew Zealand in the Korean War. NZHistory online.http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/korean-warFurther Reference DocumentsSecond 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. AWMMIan McGibbon, New Zealand and the Korean War, Volume II: Combat Operations, Oxford University Press, Auckland, 1996, pp. 240, 371, 408. AWMM Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.