John Murray AWMM
Also known as
WWI 10/692 AWMM
1 August 1865 AWMM
Date of birth
Place of birth
Address before enlistment
Unknown AWMM 18 Bourke Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
Post war occupation
Next of kin on embarkation
Mrs Rebecca Macleod Rose (wife), 18 Bourke Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Married AWMM
POW liberation details
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Lt Col ROSE was a soldier for nearly 40 years. He enlisted in the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders and served in the Sudan Campaign in 1885-86. He was in the Cameron Highlanders for more than 20 years, for the last 10 being Colour Sergeant and musketry instructor.
On 1 July 1908 he enlisted in the New Zealand Regular Army at Wellington as a Sergeant Major Instructor. He was promoted Lieutenant in the NZ Staff Corps on 1 February 1913, and was made a temp Captain in 1914, when he left with the 1st N.Z.E.F. He served in Egypt, Gallipoli, and France and was awarded the Military Cross (for Gallipoli) and the French Croix de Guerre, and was Mentioned in Despatches. Promoted to Major in 1919, the year he returned from overseas, he was a Lt Col when posted to the Retired List in December 1920.
Information in J. Luxford's book includes a photograph and shows Rose's ribbon bar. AWMM
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- New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
Vol1: 629 AWMM
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