Gordon Alexander Muir 25 November 1916 - 5 July 1942 Key details Contribute › Service number42419 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Rank and unit at dischargePrivate AWMM27 (Machine Gun) Battalion AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Play your part Contribute what you know about their war service and life. Lay a poppy Leave a note PDF Print Share Portrait - This image may be subject to copyright AWMM View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesGordon Alexander AWMM SurnameMuir AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number42419 AWMM Gender Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe ReligionPresbyterianChristian AWMM Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth25 November 1916 AWMM Place of birthThamesCoromandel DistrictWaikatoNew Zealand AWMM Birth notesThamesCoromandelNew Zealand AWMM Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentWW2 AWMMTailor AWMM Post war occupation Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistmentUnknown AWMMPollen StreetThamesNew Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMrs L. MuirRolleston StreetThamesNew Zealand (mother) AWMM Relationship status Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Campaigns ForceArmy AWMM Service number42419 AWMM Military units Military service Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW2 AWMM Age on enlistmentWW2 AWMM Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 AWMM7 April 1941 AWMMWellingtonNew Zealand AWMM Embarkation bodyWW2 AWMM7 April 1941 AWMMMauretania AWMMPrivate AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesDied of woundsCause of Death AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankPrivate AWMM27 (Machine Gun) Battalion AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › The following was supplied but with no details as to the source of the material:Born and educated in Thames, Gordon was appreciated for his healthy youth and sportsmanship - he was a Thames junior rugby representative and keen hockey and swimming enthusiast- and his passing will be mourned by many outside the family circle.Private Muir was a pupil of this school during the years 1929-34. He obtained his Senior Free Place in 1931, and in the same year passed the Public Service Entrance Examination. In 1933 he passed the University Entrance Exam. His indoor scholastic work was uniformly good, and outdoors he was prominent both in Athletics and Cricket, being a member of the 1st XI in 1933 and in 1934.Roll of Honour. Muir - Died of wounds in Egypt. July 5 1942, Gordon Alexander dearly loved younger twin son of Mr and Mrs S.C. Muir, Rolleston Street, Thames and loving brother of Elsa and Douglas; aged 25 years. Thy will be done.Advice has been received by Mr S.C. Muir of Thames, that his son, Private G.A. Muir , has been injured while on active service overseas. Private Muir left NZ with the Fifth Echelon and served in the last campaign in Libya. He was recently in Syria.The many friends of Mr and Mrs Muir, of Thames , will learn with regret that their son, Gordon, who was reported wounded in the fighting in Egypt, has died of wounds. This intelligence was conveyed to his parents yesterday. AWMM Read more Death About death Contribute › Age at death26 AWMM Date of death5 July 1942 AWMM Cause of deathDied of wounds AWMM Place of deathWestern DesertNorth AfricaAfrica AWMM Death notesWestern Desert (El Daba) AWMM Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery nameEl Alamein War CemeteryEgypt AWMM Grave referenceXXVIII. F. 22. AWMM Memorial Contribute › Memorial name Memorial reference Obituary Roll of Honour Remember Gordon Alexander Muir by laying a poppy. Frederick Bailey Muir George Muir Gordon Alexander Muir Gordon William Alexander Muir Harold Irons Muir Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Gordon Alexander Muir Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External links Documents Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.