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Percy Marunui Murphy

  • Service number
    802443 AWMM
  • Also known as
    • Percival George AWMM
    • Percy AWMM
    • Maru Murphy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Percy Marunui AWMM
  • Surname
    Murphy AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Percival George AWMM
    • Percy AWMM
    • Maru Murphy AWMM
  • Service number
    802443 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
    Mataatua AWMM
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Murupara, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs N. Murphy (mother), 16 Pitt Street, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 21 July 1943 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    802443 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
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Labourer/Civilian AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Martha; father of Mihi, Dorothy, Takawai, Robert, Wai, William.

    Enlisted at age 16 under the name Muru Murphy.

    Four brothers served in WW2 Edward (21816), killed in action; James Joseph (802082) POW; Michael (60656) killed in action, and Percy Marunui (802443)

    Business man, community leader and 1st Maori Mayor serving with the Murupara Borough Council for three consecutive terms from 1960-1969

    Tangi held at Rangitahi Marae, Murupara AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    3 May 2009 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 5 May 2009

    Named Percy Marunui in the obituary in the New Zealand Herald. AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 12 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1943 to 31st December, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 12: WW2 140 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Obituary: New Zealand Herald, 5 May 2009 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 5 May 2009 AWMM
    • Armoury Cenotaph File AWMM
    • Gardiner, W. (2019). Ake ake kia kaha e! : Forever brave! : B Company 28 (Maori) Battalion, 1939-1945. Auckland : Bateman Books. AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
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