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Eddie Murphy

Headstone of Driver Eddie Murphy (28006). Strand Military Cemetery, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. New Zealand War Graves Trust (BEEB7285). CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.

Headstone of Driver Eddie Murphy (28006). Strand Military Cemetery, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgi …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Eddie AWMM
  • Surname
    Murphy AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Leonard Benwell AWMM
    • Ned Public - Les - Other relative - 13 February 2020 - In a letter from a member of his unit addressed to his brother Frank.
  • Service number
    WWI 28006 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    14 September 1891 AWMM LichfieldWaikato AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Owens Road, Epsom AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs A.E. Murphy 10 Owens road, Epson, Auckland AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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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

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Attested in England and posted to the New Zealand Field Artillery. Son of Alfred Edward and Ada Murphy, of 10, Owens Rd., Epsom, Auckland. Native of Lichfield, Waikato, Auckland.

    Served with the Mercantile Marine Reserve before transferring to the New Zealand Field Artillery AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    10 April 1918 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
    Near 'Hyde Park Corner' in Ploegsteert, Belgium. Public - Les - Other relative - 13 February 2020 - Military Personnel Files, Research on NZ Artillery
  • Cause of death
    • Killed in Action AWMM
    • Died of wounds as a result of German artillery fire. Public - Les - Other relative - 13 February 2020 - Letter dated 10 April 1918 from a man in his unit who was there at the time of his death.
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Strand Military Cemetery, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium AWMM IX. P. 7. AWMM
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  • Memorial name
    • Roll of Honour, Devonport Primary School, granite tablet, 18 Kerr Street, Devonport, Auckland AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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13 February 2020LesAucklandOther relative

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