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John Muir

Hazelburn War Memorial, South Canterbury (Photo Brian Davison, 2009) - No known copyright restrictions

Hazelburn War Memorial, South Canterbury (Photo Brian Davison, 2009) - No known copyright restrictio …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John AWMM
  • Surname
    Muir AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 44981 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs F. Muir (mother), Totara Valley, Pleasant Point, South Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 44981 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Farm hand/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
    4 October 1917 AWMM
    YpresBelgium AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
    21yrs Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 29 January 2023 - https://www.nzwargraves.org.nz/casualties/john-muir
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Tyne Cot Cemetery, Belgium Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 29 January 2023 - https://www.nzwargraves.org.nz/casualties/john-muir
  • Grave reference
    XXVIII. H. 10. Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 29 January 2023 - https://www.nzwargraves.org.nz/casualties/john-muir
  • Obituary
    GISBORNE TIMES, VOLUME XLVIII, ISSUE 4700, 26 OCTOBER 1917, PAGE 5
    Mr P. Muir, of Manutuke, has received the sad advice that his brother, Private J. Muir, has been killed in action. Private Muir enlisted in the 25th reinforcements in a southern draft. Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 29 January 2023 - GISBORNE TIMES, VOLUME XLVIII, ISSUE 4700, 26 OCTOBER 1917, PAGE 5
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Hazelburn War Memorial, South Canterbury AWMM
    • Pleasant Point War Memorial, South Canterbury AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • Hi I am a great nephew of john , I think my father may have been named after him . I am always discovering small information each year and now that I have a daughter and son of my own I am forever interested in finding what ever I can as family history wasn't really a consideration growing up .I know very little about John only that he was killed in action and buried in Belgium at 21 years of age. Any contact regarding information would be very enlightening .RIP John Muir.
    Public - grant - Other Relative - 26 April 2015
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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
29 May 2023Lorraine MonaGisborne Researcher
24 June 2022Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
26 April 2015grantchristchurchOther Relative

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