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James Nehemiah MURPHY

Regimental number2660
Place of birthPort Adelaide South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Address96 Wellington Square, North Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Isobel Sydlan Murphy, 96 Wellington Square, North Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date24 April 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 2 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal


Refers 26 March to 16 September 1918.
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'During the period 26th March to September 1918 this N.C.O. has carried out the duties of Company Storeman in a highly efficient and reliable manner. During the greater part of this time, owing to casualties among senior N.C.O.s he has acted as Company Quartermaster Sergeant, which position he has filled in a highly satisfactory manner. /During long periods in the forward area under adverse weather conditions and trying circumstances his work was of the utmost benefit to his Company in his careful supervision and untiring efforts in the feeding of the men. he has many times been under very heavy hostile shelling, but always got his rations to the men. His zeal conscientiousness, ability and loyalty are valuable assets to the Battalion.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Date of death19 June 1970

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