MURPHY, Walter
(Service number 28938)

First Rank Sergeant Last Rank


Date 23 April 1886 Place of Birth Christchurch

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Ettrick Bank, High Street, Timaru
Occupation Commercial traveller
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Widower
Next of Kin Mrs MURPHY (mother), Cordelia Street, Stratford, Taranaki
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 20th Reinforcements
Date 30 December 1916
Transport Athenic
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 22 February 1959 Age 72 years
Place of Death Auckland Hospital
Memorial or Cemetery Cremated Waikumete
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Walter Murphy was the youngest son of John and Grace (née Vickery) Murphy. He was educated at Christchurch East School. In 1910 he married Florence Elizabeth Raines. Walter and Florence had two stillborn infants. Florence died in 1915 and is buried in the Timaru Cemetery.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [22 March 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of internal Affairs) [22 March 2019].

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