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Muir Arthur Churton

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Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 34), Page: 28 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 34), Page: 28 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Muir Arthur AWMM
  • Surname
    Churton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Harry AWMM
    • Boxer AWMM
  • Service number
    • South African 125 AWMM
    • WWI 14206 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    27 March 1888 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    John Churton (father), Green Lane, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • 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
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 4.75" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      128.5 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Embarked Wellington, 25 June 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 22 August 1916.
      Proceeded from Sling Camp overseas to France, 19 September 1916.
      Marched out to Machine Gun School, 25 September 1916; posted to No 3 Company, 18 October 1916.
      Admitted to NZ Field Ambulance, 13 January 1917; transferred to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 20 January 1917; to 13th General Hospital, 25 January 1917; to England, 27 January 1917, and admitted to No 1 NZ General Hospital, Brockenhurst, 28 January 1917 (bronchitis); discharged to NZ Convalescent Hospital, Hornchurch, 9 March 1917; discharged to NZ Machine Gun Depot, Grantham, 27 March 1917
      Taken on strength, NZ Machine Gun Section, Grantham, 31 May 1917.
      Proceeded overseas to France, 20 June 1917; rejoined No 3 Company, 7 July 1917.
      Found guilty, 30 April 1918, of theft of turnips: awarded 72 hours' Field Punishment No 2.
      Appointed Lance Corporal, 30 August 1918; Temporary Corporal, 20 December 1918; promoted Corporal, 15 January 1919.
      Marched out to England for return to New Zealand, 16 February 1919.
      Commenced return to New Zealand from Liverpool on board 'Northumberland', 28 March 1919; discharged, 7 June 1919. AWMM
    • He is referred to in the recent book on Breaker Morant by Peter Fitzsimons as having served in the Bushveldt Carbineers in South Africa with Morant and being involved in the killing of a Boer prisoner of war. Public - John - 5 January 2021 - 'Breaker Morant'. Book by Peter Fitzsimons (2020)
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    1977 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

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05 January 2021JohnNelson, NZOther

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