MURPHY, Paul James
(Service number 24/1128)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank


Date 6 June 1892 Place of Birth Glenavy

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 113 Eye Street, Invercargill
Occupation Telegraphist
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs E. A. W. PORTER (sister), 185 Main South Road, Caversham, Dunedin
Religion Roman Catholic
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 2nd Battalion
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Battalion Signallers
Date 9 October 1915
Transport Tahiti
Embarked From Suez, Egypt 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 29 March 1958 Age 65 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Glenfield Cemetery, Auckland
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Paul James Murphy was the twin son of Patrick James and Margaret (née McHenry) Murphy. He was baptised on 29 June 1892 in the Waimate Catholic parish. He married Alexandria Daysh in 1927. His brother Patrick Alpnonsus Murphy died from the effects of war in 1918 at Temuka. His twin brother, Peter Joseph Murphy, served with the Australian Forces.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [18 March 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [18 March 2019]; Glenfield Cemetery headstone transcription (South Canterbury Branch NZSG cemetery records) [19 March 2019]; Christchurch Catholic Diocese Baprisms Index (CD held by South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [17 March 2019]

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