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Trooper John McMurchie - Otago Mounted Rifles


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I remember reading, a few years ago, that Trooper John McMurchie 9/959 Otago Mounted Rifles was the youngest New Zealand soldier to die during the war. He was injured in Gallipoli and drowned when the ship taking him home was apparently sunk by a submarine, on 2nd September, 1915. I would appreciate if someone could confirm he was the youngest NZ soldier to die.

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Alf McM

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I remember reading, a few years ago, that Trooper John McMurchie 9/959 Otago Mounted Rifles was the youngest New Zealand soldier to die during the war. He was injured in Gallipoli and drowned when the ship taking him home was apparently sunk by a submarine, on 2nd September, 1915. I would appreciate if someone could confirm he was the youngest NZ soldier to die.

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he was actually an Australian!, born in Tasmania, with a brother James.

Mother was Mrs M A McMurchie

136 Elizabeth St, Hobart

Surname MCMURCHIE

Given Name John

Category Nominal Roll Vol. 1

Regimental Number 9/959

Rank Trooper

Body or Draft Fourth

Unit or Regiment Otago Mounted Rifles

Marital Status S

Last NZ Address Glasgow Restaurant Dunedin

Next of Kin Title James

Next of Kin Surname MCMURCHIE

Next of Kin Address C/- Rev Walker Central Mission Dunedin

http://portal.archives.tas.gov.au/menu.aspx?search=8

Colonial Tasmanian Family Links Detail

MCMURCHIE, JOHN JAMES

Gender: Male

Birth 1886 - HOBART,Tasmania

Marriage/Relationship:

Death:

FAMILY INFORMATION

Parents:

345959 SIMPER MARY ANN 1856

Siblings:

390028 MCMURCHIE JAMES 1882

390036 MCMURCHIE MARY JANE 1884

If John James McMurchie born 1886 of Hobart is the same as John McMurchie of Dunedin 9/959

then he was about 29, not especially young.

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