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Victor Oswald Murray

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Victor Oswald AWMM
  • Surname
    Murray AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 13/2232 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    24 May 1894 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    24 May 1894 Public - Irene - Researcher - 17 June 2017 - NZ Expeditionary Force, Attestation 16 Jun 1915
  • Place of birth
    Fielding, NZ Public - Irene - Researcher - 17 June 2017 - NZ Expeditionary Force, Attestation 16 Jun 1915
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Waitanguru, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    J. Murray (father), Kohekohe, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 August 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 13/2232 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 AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Labourer at Waitanguru, Te Kuiti Public - Irene - Researcher - 17 June 2017 - NZ Expeditionary Force, Attestation 16 Jun 1915
  • 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
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Victor Murray was the son of James and Mary Ann Murray. Born at Kohe Kohe, New Zealand. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    28 May 1918 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt AWMM O. 179. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Waiuku War Memorial Hall, Queen Street Waiuku 2123 AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Waiuku War Memorial, George Street, Waiuku AWMM
    • Waiuku War Memorial, George Street, Waiuku AWMM

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  • Victor Murray was twice wounded in Palestine, dying of spinal wounds received in the battle for Amman Jordan, alongside Lance Corporal Richard Percy RENALL (killed in action) also of Kohekohe.

    On 16 May 2020 I was entrusted with Victor Oswald MURRAY's 1914-1915 Star medal, given to me by a Pukekohe resident who had seen this Cenotaph record. The whereabouts of Victor Murray's engraved British War Medal and Victory Medal are unknown.

    As grandson of Arthur Douglas from Kohekohe, who served in France and who surely knew Victor Murray, of similar age, I am interested in any information on Victor Murray, his relatives and any other Kohekohe soldiers.

    Kevin Everitt 9 June 2020.
    Public - Kevin - Researcher - 9 June 2020
  • Remembered by a descendant of a Kohekohe district farmer (Kevin Everitt, grandson of Lance Corporal Arthur Douglas 56258, of Kohekohe). Noted at Waiuku Memorial and on Waiuku and Te Toro Roll of Honour boards, then researched via Online Cenotaph and Archives NZ. You were not forgotten.
    Public - Kevin - 4 November 2018



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09 June 2020KevinPapakura, New ZealandResearcher
17 June 2017IreneRotorua, NZResearcher

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