Mervyn James MURRAY

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MURRAY, Mervyn James

Service Number: SX38282
Enlisted: 3 January 1940, Alberton, South Australia
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: Fortress Company Rabaul
Born: Alberton, South Australia, 14 September 1918
Home Town: Rosewater (Greytown), Port Adelaide Enfield, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Moulder
Died: Died at sea (Montevideo Maru), South China Sea, 1 July 1942, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Rabaul Memorial, Papua New Guinea
Plot. Panel 10
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World War 2 Service

3 Jan 1940: Enlisted Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Private, SN SX38282, Alberton, South Australia
3 Jan 1940: Involvement Sapper, SN SX38282
3 Jan 1940: Enlisted Alberton, SA
1 Jul 1942: Involvement Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Sapper, SN SX38282, Fortress Company Rabaul, Prisoners of War

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Biography contributed by Paul Trevor

'DEATH OF S.A. MEN ADVISED.

Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Murray, Stonehaven street, Rosewater Gardens, have been advised that their second son, Sapper M. J. Murray, R.A.E., previously reported missing, is now reported missing, died July 1, 1942.

He was at Fort Largs, and left for Queenscliffe and Rabaul in January, 1941. His two brothers are in the services, Ray in the A.I.F., and Ron in the R.A.N. Before enlistment Spr. Murray was employed by Austral Sheet Metal Works, Southwark.' from The Mail 27 Oct 1945 (nla.gov.au)

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