(Service number 8/3370)

Aliases Enlisted as Henry MURPHY., Also known as Andrew MURPHY.
First Rank Private Last Rank


Date 10 June 1894 Place of Birth Rakaia

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin E. MURPHY, Mrs E. CLARKSON (mother), Otipua Road, Timaru; Miss E. CLARKSON (sister), Otipua Road, Timaru
Religion Roman Catholic
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 8th Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Otago Infantry Battalion
Date 13 November 1915
Transport Willochra or Tofua
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date Age
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Andrew Clarkson was the son of Joseph and Elizabeth (née Murphy) Clarkson. He attested on 14 May 1915 as Henry Murphy. Several details at enlistment were false (name, birth date, birth place; next-of-kin's name). A declaration of 18 October 1918 proved that is name was Andrew Clarkson. as of 1918, he stated that he had previously been rejected as unfit for military service on account of bad teeth. In October 1918 Henry Murphy, son of Mrs E. Clarkson, Timaru, had been reported wounded. From 1912, his name appeared in the police gazettes - theft, drunkenness, rogue and vagabond. In 1914 and 1919 Andrew Clarkson was recorded at home in Timaru with his mother and some siblings. William Clarkson, 32306, was very likely a brother of Andrew. Andrew Clarkson enlisted for World War II with the Australian Military Forces at Brisbane.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [27 October 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [31 October 2019]; Timaru Herald, 17 October 1918 (Papers Past) [27 October 2019]

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