(Service number 28938)
|First Rank||Sergeant||Last Rank|
|Date||23 April 1886||Place of Birth||Christchurch|
|Address at Enlistment||Ettrick Bank, High Street, Timaru|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs MURPHY (mother), Cordelia Street, Stratford, Taranaki|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Rifle Brigade|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||20th Reinforcements|
|Date||30 December 1916|
|Embarked From||Destination||Plymouth, Devon, England|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||22 February 1959||Age||72 years|
|Place of Death||Auckland Hospital|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Cremated Waikumete|
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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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