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Joseph Bernard MURPHY

Regimental number6114
Place of birthParramatta New South Wales
OccupationHospital attendant
AddressHigh Street, Harris Park, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Murphy, High Street, Harris Park, New South Wales
Enlistment date15 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Field Ambulance, Reinforcement 11
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT RMS Moldavia on 2 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919

Military Medal

'For gallantry and devotion to duty during the period midnight 16th/17th September, 1918, to 11th November, 1918. This man showed great bravery bringing in wounded during the operations from 18th to 23rd September, 1918, near JEANCOURT carrying out wounded under heavy fire for many hours at a time without food or rest. His example has always helped other stretcher-bearers materially.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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