The AIF Project

Robert Samuel MURPHY

Regimental number201
Place of birthAdelong, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
AddressAdelong, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33.1
Height5' 10"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinFather, Henry Murphy, Grahamstown, Adelong, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 August 1915
Place of enlistmentCootamundra, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameMining Corps 1, Company 1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 20 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Veterinary Hospital
FateReturned to Australia 4 December 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Robert and Sandra Crofts
Discharge date6 April 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Somerset', 4 December 1918; discharged (medically unfit: defective vision), Sydney, 6 April 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death28 March 1945
Age at death67
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis (Sec. R.C. 9, 189), Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, MURPHY Robert Samuel

Print format