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Lyn Murray

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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  • 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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  • Birth
    26 March 1929 AWMM
    Pahiatua, Wairarapa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Petone, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
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Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    206405 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    Labourer AWMM
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  • Embarkation details

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
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Medical history

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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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About death

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

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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



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  • External links
    New Zealand in the Korean War. NZHistory online.
    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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