Murphy Hopa

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • Born 4 May 1896, Temuka, South Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Died 23 August 1921, Cashmere, Christchurch
  • Last rank Private
  • Service number 16/1478
  • Served In New Zealand Pioneer (Māori) Battalion, 4th Reinforcements, No.2 Platoon, Māori Contingent
  • Next of Kin Mrs O. Cosgrove (formerly Hopa) (mother), Tuahiwi, Kaiapoi, New Zealand
  • Pre-war occupation Labourer
  • ReligionChurch of England (Anglican)
  • Enlisted28 February 1916
  • Embarkationaboard HMNZT 56 Tahiti or HMNZT 57 Maunganui, departed 26 June 1916, Wellington, disembarked 26 August 1916, Devonport, Devon, England
  • Theatres of operationWestern European 1916-1917-1918
  • Periods of service146 days in New Zealand, two years 288 days overseas. Total service of three years and 69 days
  • Returned to New Zealandaboard Westmoreland, 16 April 1919
  • Discharged7 May 1919, on termination of period of engagement
  • AwardedBritish War Medal and Victory Medal

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