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Bruce Murcott

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Bruce AWMM
  • Surname
    Murcott AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 26272 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
    • WW2 Pre 27 August 1940 AWMM 28 Captain Springs Road, Te Papapa, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW2 Pre 28 September 1944 AWMM 28 Captain Springs Road, Te Papapa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW2 Mrs L.J. Murcott (mother), Mangapehi, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW2 Mrs L.J. Murcott (mother), Mangapehi, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 26272 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Military Medal (MM) AWMM
      MM London Gazette November 1945 p5790 AWMM
    • Military Medal (MM) AWMM
      29 November 1945 AWMM
      The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Murcott, Bruce. (Ref. WO 373/57/576). Military Medal. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Farm hand/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll, No. 3
    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

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Marched into Papakura Camp on 15 May 1940.

    Bruce lived in Hamilton on his return from the war and in the same house since 1946. (24 NZ Infantry Battalion Association Newsletter, February/March 2012, p.28) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    29 June 2014 Death Notice (June 2014)
    Age 93 AWMM
    HamiltonWaikato Death Notice (June 2014)
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Hamilton Park Cemetery, 395 Morrinsville Road, Newstead, Hamilton, New Zealand AWMM Cremated AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

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Leave a tribute or memory of Bruce Murcott

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  • Bruce is my first cousin once removed.
    Public - Lyn - Other relative - 16 August 2016

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p. 344 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 14 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1944 to 31st December, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p. 71 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death Notice: 30 June 2014 AWMM
    • London Gazette AWMM
      November 1945 AWMM
    • Fortune, G. & Bebich, M. (2008). Citizenship and remembrance : a history of the 24 NZ Infantry Battalion Association. Auckland, N.Z.: Polygraphia. AWMM
    • Burdon, R. (1959). 24 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
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