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Bernhard Francis MURPHY

Regimental number1764
Place of birthGeraldton Western Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationHorsebreaker
AddressGarrett Road, Bayswater, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, Andrew Murphy, Garrett Road, Bayswater, Western Australia
Enlistment date11 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 23 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: "8 September 1918

Croix de Guerre


Recommendation date: 20 December 1917"

FateReturned to Australia 3 March 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Bernard
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during a long period. He has always volunteered for any difficult or dangerous task, and frequently secured valuable information by leading patrols. He has taken part in many engagements, and has done splendid work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 137
Date: 30 August 1918

Bar to DCM

'For marked gallantry and leadership at Samkeleh on 6 May 1918. He was one of a small party covering a retirement and by his courage and initiative in using his Lewis gun, beat back determined enemy attacks. When his party were practically surrounded he gave his horse to a wounded officer, and got away successfully with his gun on another. He showed splendid courage throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 35
Date: 15 April 1920

Croix de Guerre (Belgium)


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No.
Date: 27 November 1918

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