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William Douglas Murdoch

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Portrait taken in April 1941 (kindly provided by family) - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait taken in April 1941 (kindly provided by family) - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Douglas AWMM
  • Surname
    Murdoch AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bill AWMM
  • Service number
    32531 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    2 April 1903 AWMM GlasgowScotland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 8 January 1940 AWMM 113 Calcutta Street, Khandallah, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr William Murdoch (father), 113 Calcutta Street, Khandallah, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 27 August 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 8 January 1940 AWMM
    Age 37 AWMM
    Fettler/Civilian AWMM
    WellingtonNew Zealand 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
    • Other, Unknown Period AWMM
      spectacles AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      He suffered from anxiety neurosis and was treated in Egypt at the Casualty Clearing Station, 64 General Hospital and 23 New Zealand Field Ambulance Station. AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Aneurism AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW2 13 February 1943 AWMM Private AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • He was born 453 Rutherglen Road, Glasgow, Scotland. His birth certificate date of birth was 12 April 1903 (and he attested with the birth date 12 April 1906.

    His enlistment age 37 years not the 33 years 271 days recorded on the Army Records

    Reduced age at enlistment AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    6 July 1979 AWMM
    Age 76 AWMM
    KhandallahWellington AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cremated at Karori Crematorium, Karori Cemetery, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM Ashes Plot 476 KP2 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: Evening Post? or Review ? August 1979 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Sinclair, D. (1954). 19 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      Correspondence with family AWMM
    • 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
      WW2 3: WW2 344 AWMM
    • The Evening Post AWMM
      Death notice: Evening Post? or Review ? August 1979 AWMM
    • Puttick, E. (1960). 25 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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