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Christopher MURPHY

Regimental number2729
Place of birthBerringa, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressBerringa, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 5.75"
Weight133 lbs
Next of kinFather, Thomas Murphy, Berringa, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board SS Makarini on 15 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 17), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
168
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Joined 8th Bn, Gallipoli, 7 December 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 7 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Transferred to 60th Bn, 22 February 1916; taken on strength, Tel el Kebir, 24 February 1916.

Transferred to 59th Bn, and taken on strength, Tel el Kebir, 15 March 1916.

Admitted to 15th Field Ambulance, Staging Post, 14 April 1916 (abscess); discharged to unit, Ferry Post, 16 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Posted missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 29 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, MURPHY Christopher

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