MURRAY, William McIntosh
(Service number 12/2784)

First Rank Lance Corporal Last Rank


Date 24 June 1889 Place of Birth Governors Bay, Canterbury

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Dargaville
Occupation Journalist
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs H. R. PARKER (mother), Ranui, Paged Road, Timaru
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 6th Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Auckland Infantry Battalion
Date 14 August 1915
Transport Willochra of Tofua
Embarked From 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 6 July 1949 Age 60 years
Place of Death Auckland
Memorial or Cemetery Waikumete Crematorium, Auckland; ashes scattered on Soldiers Area
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

William McIntosh Murray was the oldest son of William McIntosh Murray and his wife, Gertrude Constance Emma née Curry. Following the death of his father on board the Rimutaka in 1899, his mother married again, to Herbert Raymond Parker, and lived at "Ranui" in Pages Road, Timaru. Willim was educated at governors Bay, Opawa and Fendalton schools and at Christ's College. Lance Corporal William McIntosh Murray was wounded and admitted to hospital in July 1916. His brother Lindsay served in World War I and another brother, Donal McIntosh Murray, was called up in 1917 at Timaru. His step-father, Herbert Raymond Parker, was also called up.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [26 January 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [26 January 2020]; School admission record [26 January 2020]; Waikumete Crematorium record [26 January 2020]; Otago Witness, 26 July 1916 (Papers Past) [26 January 2020]

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