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Regimental number744
Place of birthCity Road, South Melbourne, Victoria
SchoolChristian Brothers (Catholic) College, East Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressMountain View, Wonga Park, Croydon, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, J Murphy, 326 City Road, South Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the School Cadets.
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe was one of the first fifty to go into the Broadmeadows Camp.
FateKilled in Action 5 July 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialBerks Cemetery Extension (Row E, Grave No. 11), Ploegsteert, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Sarah Ann MURPHY, 326 City Road, South Melbourne
Family/military connectionsHe had a cousin Edward Nihill killed and another Capt Paul Lohan who was wounded.

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