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Denis Murphy

  • Service number
    New Zealand Wars 1911 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    New Zealand Wars Private AWMM
  • War

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Denis AWMM
  • Surname
    Murphy AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    New Zealand Wars 1911 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

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Service

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
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Medical history

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Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    New Zealand Wars 31 July 1866 AWMM Private AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Private Murphy emabrkated for New Zealand with the 70 Regiment on the ship 'Louisa'. He was attacehd to the 2/14th Regiment when discharged. Hugh and Lyn Hughes. 'Discharged in New Zealand', p.115.

    After discharge he travelled to the Chatham Islands where he served as a Guard at the Wharekauri penal settlement and subsequently remained on the island. Public source. AWMM

Death

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Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    Hughes, H & Hughes, L. (1998). Discharged in New Zealand: Soldiers of the Imperial Foot Regiments who took their discharge in New Zealand 1840-1870. The New Zealand Society of Genealogists. Auckland : New Zealand. AWMM
    p.115 AWMM
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