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Full Name: James Gordon McMurchy
Rank Last Held: Sergeant
Forename(s): James Gordon
Surname: McMurchy
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: NZ405539
Next of Kin: Donald Richard McMurchy (father), Mayfield, Canterbury, New Zealand
Campaigns: Europe
Last Unit Served: Royal New Zealand Air Force, 75 (NZ) Squadron, RAF
Place of Death: Europe
Date of Death: 29 June 1942
Age at Death: 31
Year of Death: 1942
Cemetery Name: Becklingen War Cemetery, Soltau, Niedersachsen, Germany
Grave Reference: 11 E 7
Memorial Name: Ashburton War Memorial, Ashburton, New Zealand
Biographical Notes:
  • Donald Richard and Barbara McMurchy (nee McKay), Mayfield, Canterbury
  • Remembered on the Ashburton War Memorial.
Description of Image:
  • Ashburton War Memorial. Photo G.A. Fortune, 2003.
  • Ashburton War Memorial. Panel 2 (WW2), names, bronze panel. Photo G.A. Fortune, 2003
  • Ashburton War Memorial. Commemoration panel WW1 and WW2, bronze plaque. Photo G.A. Fortune, 2003
Further References: Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch: Volplane Press.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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