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James Murray

Mr Murray and his daughter Noeline, taken on the roof of Farmers Trading Company, 1940 - This image may be subject to copyright

Mr Murray and his daughter Noeline, taken on the roof of Farmers Trading Company, 1940 - This image …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    James AWMM
  • Surname
    Murray AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Spike AWMM
  • Service number
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    8 May 1908 AWMM WaihiNew Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Pre 17 December 1940 AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Navy AWMM
  • Service number
  • Military service
    RNZN (17 November 1924-7 May 1938) AWMM
  • 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 11 September 1939 AWMM
    Age 31 AWMM
    Gold miner/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
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Emphysema AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Admitted to Devonport Naval Hospital AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Heart failure AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Frida Augusta Murray. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    3 May 1980 AWMM
    Age 72 AWMM
    Mount AlbertAuckland AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: NZ Herald, 5 May 1980 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • I am the third eldest son of Noelene who is pictured with my poppa. Mum was born in 1940. Poppa had a photo album of his war years and by all accounts was a colourful character.I've been told that he first joined the navy in the early 1920s. At that time the NZ navy didn't exist and was called The Royal Navy. He was only 15 yrs old. He left the navy in the early or mid 1930s and then rejoined at the start of WW2. He served on the Achilles but missed the Battle of the River Plate. He also served on the Leander. His job was to load the guns.He suffered from emphysema.He lived out his days in Mt Albert.I have fond memories of him and helping mow his lawns and cut the hedges followed by a Sunday roast.RIP poppa and nanna.Love you
    Public - Glen - Direct descendant - 13 September 2019



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  • External links
  • References
    Information kindly provided by family AWMM


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13 September 2019Glengisborne NZ Direct descendant

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