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Oscar Dinely MURPHINE

Regimental number2184
Place of birthBombay, India
SchoolWei-Hui-Wei School, China and Shanghai School, China
Other trainingHawkesbury Agricultural College, NSW
Age on arrival in Australia16
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBeckford Estate, Owemibah, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, A R Murphine, Beckford Estate, Owemibah, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed as Signaller in Shanghai Volunteer Corps.
Enlistment date31 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularComrade at the Hawkesbury College, son of late Louis Botha of South Africa.
FateKilled in Action 22 May 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialBrewery Orchard Cemetery (Plot IV, Row C, Grave No. 22), Bois-Grenier, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alfred Robert and Sarah Ellen MURPHINE, "Omrah", Fortescue Street, Chiswick, Sydney, New South Wales. Native of Bombay, India

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