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James MURPHY

Regimental number5625
Place of birthCo Galway, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressKeswick, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation40
Height5' 2.25"
Weight116 lbs
Next of kinBrother, F J Murphy, Kent Road, Keswick, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 May 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 28 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 17 March 1917
Discharge date22 June 1917
Other details

War service: England

Embarked Adelaide, 28 August 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 11 October 1916; marched in to 7th Training Bn, Rollestone. Marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 27 December 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Plymouth on board HS 'Beltana', 17 March 1917 (chronic bronchitis and rheumatism: tachycardia); discharged, Adelaide (medically unfit), 22 June 1917.

Medal: British War Medal

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