MURPHY, Michael Joseph Alexander
(Service number 74828)

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Date 23 October 1894 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date 20 July 1917 Age
Address at Enlistment Maharahara
Occupation Cheese maker
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs M. MURPHY (mother), Makotuhu Post Office, Hawkes Bay
Religion Roman Catholic
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Date 25 September 1969 Age 75 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Marsden Valley Cemetery, Nelson
Memorial Reference Block 03C, Plot 041
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Michael Joseph Alexander Murphy was the second son of Denis (Dennis) Murphy and Matilda née Murphy. He was baptised Catholic on 28 November 1894 at Timaru. He was educated at Makikihi School and the Dannevirke High School. His brother, John Dennis Murphy served in World War I. Michael married Rose Hammond in 1919.


NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [18 March 2019]; School Admission records (Waimate Branch NZSG; Dannevirke NZSG Local Area Contact) [19 March 2019]; Marsden Valley Cemetery headstone transcription (South Canterbury Branch cemetery records) [18 March 2019]; Christchurch Catholic Diocese Baprisms Index (CD held by South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [17 March 2019]

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