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Murray Llewellyn Gray

Portrait, The Weekly News, 31 May 1944. - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, The Weekly News, 31 May 1944. - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Murray Llewellyn AWMM
  • Surname
    Gray AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ40124 AWMM
    • WWII 40124 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    4 March 1918 AWMM New PlymouthTaranaki AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 12 January 1940 AWMM 11 Eltham Rd, Kohimarama, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs T.M. Gray (mother), Kohimarama, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    1943 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ40124 AWMM
    • WWII 40124 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    • Initial Training, Levin AWMM
    • No 3 Service Flying School, Ohakea AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 12 January 1940 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    Clerk 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
    • Height, WWII AWMM
      5 feet 6 1/2 inches AWMM
    • Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
      Accidentally killed AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Murray Grey was the son of Charles Montrose Gray and Tydvil May Gray (nee Edwards), of Auckland.

    Killed after engine failure during a leaflet drop for the 'Air Week Liberty Loan' publicity campaign, the aeroplane crashed in Whangarei.

    Brothers Cecil Montrose Gray (NZ401436) and Murray Llewellyn Gray (NZ40124) were killed in WW2.

    The Auckland Museum Library's manuscripts collection holds additional papers relating to Gray's war service. [Ref. MS 2002/27] AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    18 June 1943 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium, Meadowbank, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Block D, Row 15, Grave 117 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 19 June 1943 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    Sources Used
  • References
    • Northland roll of honour and servicemen of WW II [electronic resource]. (2002). Whangarei, N.Z.: Returned Services Association. AWMM
    • Armoury Cenotaph File AWMM
      Unpublished papers: family papers AWMM
    • Gray, Tydvil May. Papers relating to the war service of Murray Llewellyn Gray and Cecil Montrose Gray, 1941 - 1943. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2002/27. AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      19 June 1943 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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