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Murray Benjamin Gittos (4 January 1920 – 20 November 2014) was a New Zealand fencer, who won a silver medal at the 1950 British Empire Games.

Murray Gittos
Personal information
Full nameMurray Benjamin Gittos
Born(1920-01-04)4 January 1920
Died20 November 2014(2014-11-20) (aged 94)
Red Beach, New Zealand
Spouse(s)Hazel Constance Faith Holliday
RelativesAusten Gittos (brother)

Gittos was born on 4 January 1920, the elder son of Benjamin Frank Gittos and Gladys Victoria Gittos (née Sayers).[1] His younger brother was Austen Gittos.[1] Murray Gittos was educated at Auckland Grammar School from 1933,[2] and served as a staff sergeant in the New Zealand Temporary Service during World War II.[3] He became engaged to Hazel Constance Faith Gittos in 1945,[3] and they married in about 1949.[1]

He won the silver medal alongside Charles Dearing, Nathaniel Millar, and his brother Austen Gittos, as part of the men's foil team at the 1950 British Empire Games. He placed 8th in the men's individual foil.[4]

Gittos was later the Auckland regional secretary of the Public Service Association, retiring in 1980.[5] He died at Red Beach, north of Auckland, on 20 November 2014.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Murray Gittos death notice". New Zealand Herald. 22 November 2014. Retrieved 24 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Obituaries" (PDF). Ad Augusta. Auckland Grammar School: 49. April 2015. Retrieved 24 April 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Engagements". New Zealand Herald. 28 July 1945. p. 4. Retrieved 24 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Murray Gittos". New Zealand Olympic Committee. 2016. Retrieved 24 April 2017.
  5. ^ New Zealand Herald. 4 January 1980. p. 6. Missing or empty |title= (help)