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Gordon Alexander Muir

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  • Service number
    42419 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Private AWMM
    27 (Machine Gun) Battalion AWMM
  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Gordon Alexander AWMM
  • Surname
    Muir AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    42419 AWMM
  • Gender
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Presbyterian, Christian AWMM

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    25 November 1916 AWMM
  • Place of birth
    Thames, Coromandel District, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
  • Birth notes
    Thames, Coromandel, New Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW2 Tailor AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown Pollen Street, Thames, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs L. Muir, Rolleston Street, Thames, New Zealand (mother) AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    42419 AWMM
  • Military service
    Territorials, Hauraki AWMM
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Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Vessel was Mauretania AWMM
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Prisoner of war

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  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Private AWMM
    27 (Machine Gun) Battalion AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • 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
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Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    26 AWMM
  • Date of death
    5 July 1942 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Died of wounds AWMM
  • Place of death
    Western Desert, North Africa, Africa AWMM
  • Death notes
    Western Desert (El Daba) AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM
  • Grave reference
    XXVIII. F. 22. AWMM
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