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Duncan Bryce Murphy

Northcote College Roll of Honour 1939-1945. Northcote College, 1 Kauri Glen Rd, Northcote, Auckland 0627. Image kindly provided by Geoff Parry 2013, CC BY Geoff Parry 2013
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Duncan Bryce AWMM
  • Surname
    Murphy AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII D/5687 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
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr Jack Murphy, Birkenhead, North Shore, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Navy AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII D/5687 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
  • 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

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Duncan Murphy was the son of Jack Murchy and Elsie Muriel Murphy (nee Harris) of Birkenhead, Auckland. AWMM
    • He was known by his middle name Bryce. He died in a 'training' accident in Kingston. However his mother was contacted by another member of his training group who witnessed the propeller falling off the plane before he crashed. Public - K - Direct descendant - 2 May 2019 - Family papers and family recounts.
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About death

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  • Death
    20 September 1943 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    OntarioCanada AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Kingston (Cataraqui) Cemetery, Ontario, Canada AWMM Section G, Range 7, Grave 10 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Northcote College, 1 Kauri Glen Rd, Northcote, Auckland 0627 AWMM

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02 May 2019KristylAuckland New ZealandDirect descendant
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