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Edward Murphy

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Edward AWMM
  • Surname
    Murphy AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 39480 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    8 August 1877 Noel Smith and Lyn Griffiths research
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Miss C.L. Murphy (sister), Barrett's Hotel, Lambton Quay, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 39480 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Edward Murphy was the son of the late James and Elizabeth Murphy, of Cape Foulwind, Westport, New Zealand. Native of Brighton, Dunedin. AWMM
    • Edward John (Ned) Murphy was the son of the late James and Elizabeth Murphy, of Cape Foulwind, Westport, New Zealand. Native of Brighton, (Fox River), West Coast, New Zealand. Public - Kathleen - Other relative - 4 April 2016 - Family history. Brighton was the former name of the locality of the Fox River community on the West Coast and this is where the family members were born and lived. I assume that the notation, Brighton, Dunedin was attached to Ned's record through simple ignorance of the West Coast area.
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About death

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  • Death
    12 August 1917 AWMM
    Age 40 AWMM
    YpresBelgium AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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  • Memorial name
    Messines Ridge (New Zealand) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium AWMM

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  • In memory of Pvt Murphy who would have known my Great uncle John joseph Smyth (39474) John was from the west coast too. I note you joined at the same time, Were in the same reinforcements, same battalion and that sadly, you were both killed on the 12th August 1917 at La Basse Ville. I have no photo to share but take comfort in knowing that he was not alone. To your family; i am sorry for your loss.
    Public - Alan - 22 August 2016
  • In Memory of Edward John (Ned) Murphy. Your nephew, Maxwell Murphy, and his family acknowledge your sacrifice and honour your memory 99 years after your death.
    Public - Kathleen - Other relative - 4 April 2016



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
22 August 2016AlanBalclutha, NewZealandOther
04 April 2016KathleenSydney, AustraliaOther relative

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