MUIR, Archibald Henry
(Service number 12/2790)

Aliases Enlisted as Archie Henry MUIR.
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Date 19 March 1889 Place of Birth Christchurch

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Date Age
Address at Enlistment Patamahoe, Waikato
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
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Next of Kin Mrs E. MUIR (mother), Pleasant Point, Timaru
Religion Roman Catholic
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Date 6 October 1930 Age 41 years
Place of Death Hakataramea Valley
Cause Accident - head injuries caused by afall from a horse.
Memorial or Cemetery Pleasant Point Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 1, Plot 49
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Archibald Henry Muir, who was known as Archie and enlisted as Archie, was the second son of Daniel and Ellen (née Taylor) Muir. Sergeant A. H. Muir was awarded the Military Medal in December 1918. He married Katarina (Kathleen) Te Pakake on 23 August 1922 at Timaru. Kathleen died on 27 January 1923, following the birth of their son, Archibald Charles on 6 January. Dunedin, Archibald Muir died on 6 October 1930 in the Hakataramea Valley. A shepherd, he was found dead after being thrown from his horse. A third tragedy to strike this family. His brother John was killed in action in 1917 in France, and another brother Albert enlisted for World War I. .


Timaru Herald, 18 December 1918, Press, 8 October 1930 (Papers Past) [22 & 27 May 2018]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of internal Affairs) [23 May 2018]; Pleasant Point Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [22 May 2018]

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