MURPHY, Peter Joseph
(Service number 1299)

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Date 6 June 1892 Place of Birth Waimate (Glenavy?)

Enlistment Information

Date 10 August 1915 Age 23 years 2 months
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Gardener
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Miss Margaret Cecilia MURPHY (sister), 192 Main South Road, Caversham, Dunedin, New Zealand
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Military Service

Served with Australian Imperial Forces Served in Army
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Date 27 March 1949 Age 56 years
Place of Death Turramurra Repatriation Home, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Memorial or Cemetery Rockwood Cemetery, Sydney
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Peter Joseph Murphy was the twin son of Patrick James and Margaret (née McHenry) Murphy. He was baptised on 26 June 1892 in the Waimate Catholic parish. He married Muriel Isabel Parker in 1924. Muriel died in 1930. Peter enlisted with the Australian Forces on 10 August 1915 at Warwick Farm Camp, New South Wales. His brother Patrick Alpnonsus Murphy died from the effects of war in 1918 at Temuka. his twin brother, Paul James Murphy, served with the New Zealand Forces.


NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [18 March 2019]; Family information ( family tree) [19 March 2019]; Christchurch Catholic Diocese Baprisms Index (CD held by South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [17 March 2019]

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