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James Gordon McMurchy

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  • Service number
    NZ405539 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Last rank
    Sergeant AWMM
    Royal New Zealand Air Force, 75 (NZ) Squadron, RAF AWMM
  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Gordon AWMM
  • Surname
    McMurchy AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    NZ405539 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Donald Richard McMurchy (father), Mayfield, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
  • Campaign
    Europe (Air) AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    NZ405539 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military 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
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Sergeant AWMM
    Royal New Zealand Air Force, 75 (NZ) Squadron, RAF AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Donald Richard and Barbara McMurchy (nee McKay), Mayfield, Canterbury

    Remembered on the Ashburton War Memorial. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    31 AWMM
  • Date of death
    29 June 1942 AWMM
  • Cause of death
  • Place of death
    Europe AWMM
  • Death notes
    Europe AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Becklingen War Cemetery, Soltau, Niedersachsen, Germany AWMM
  • Grave reference
    11 E 7 AWMM
  • Memorial name
    Ashburton War Memorial, Ashburton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary

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Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
    http://www.cwgc.org
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • This record is a work in progress and was partially compiled from the “Database of New Zealand Airmen who took part in Advanced Air Training in Canada during WW2”. Researched by Ivan and Lorna Lindsey of Tauranga. N.Z. 2003 – 2012. Reproduced with permission. AWMM