MURPHY, John Dennis
(Service number 10/831)

Aliases Also spelt Denis
First Rank Private Last Rank


Date 8 January 1893 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Post-office, Matatera, RD, Dannevirke
Occupation Farm hand
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Denis MURPHY (father), Post-office, Matatera
Religion Roman Catholic
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation Main Body
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Wellington Infantry Battalion
Date 16 October 1914
Transport Arawa or Limerick
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

John Dennis Murphy was the eldest son of Denis (Dennis) Murphy and Matilda née Murphy. He was baptised Catholic on 19 February 1893 at Timaru. He was educated at the Timaru Catholic School and Makikihi School before moving to Dannevirke in 1905. His brother, Michael Joseph Alexander Murphy also enlisted.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [18 March 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [18 March 2019]; School Admission records (Waimate Branch NZSG; Dannevirke NZSG Local Area Contact) [19 March 2019]; Christchurch Catholic Diocese Baprisms Index (CD held by South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [17 March 2019]

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