Henry Murray

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games • Other
Full nameHenry St. Aubyn•Murray
Used nameHenry•Murray
Born14 January 1886 in Christchurch, Canterbury (NZL)
Died12 April 1943 in Whangarei, Northland (NZL)
AffiliationsPolytechnic Harriers, Westminster (GBR)
NOC Australasia
Nationality New Zealand


Henry Murray, a New Zealand national, was one of the first three New Zealand Olympians when he competed in the 110 and 400 metres hurdles at the Olympic Games in 1908 on an Australasian team. Murray won the New Zealand 440 yards hurdles title from 1905 until 1910 and the Australasian title in Hobart in 1908. An architect, he served in World War I as an engineer with the Australian Imperial Force and won the Military Cross for gallantry in France. He was commissioned in the Royal New Zealand Air Force in World War II and died as the result of a motor vehicle accident while training in New Zealand.

Personal Bests: 110H – 16.3 (1908); 400H – 58.1y (1908).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1908 Summer Olympics Athletics ANZ NZL Henry Murray
400 metres, Men (Olympic) DNS
800 metres, Men (Olympic) DNS
110 metres Hurdles, Men (Olympic) 2 h1 r1/3
400 metres Hurdles, Men (Olympic) 2 h3 r1/3

Other participations

Games Role NOC Nationality As
1908 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony ANZ NZL Henry Murray

Special Notes