MURPHY, Rupert Josephus
(Service number 80100)

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Date 3 November 1892 Place of Birth Pleasant Point

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Pleasant Point, Timaru
Occupation Butcher & farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married. Two children
Next of Kin Mrs Elizabeth MURPHY (wife), Pleasant point, Timaru
Religion Church of England
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Date 25 October 1975 Age 82 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Pleasant Point Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 22, Plot 95
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Rupert Josephus Murphy was the son of John and Bridget Murphy. He was baptised on 20 November 1892 in the Temuka Catholic parish. He was educated at Pleasant Point School. Ruper married Elizabeth Jane Carson in 1916 at Pleasant Point. Doris was born in 1916 and John (Jack) in 1918.


NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [18 March 2019]; Christchurch Catholic Diocese Baprisms Index (CD held by South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [17 March 2019]; Pleasant Point Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [19 March 2019]; School Admission record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [19 March 2019]

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