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William MURPHY

Regimental number949
Place of birthMillers Point New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address17 East Street, East Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Murphy, 17 East Street, East Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date2 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 12 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal

Recommendation date: 30 January 1919

FateReturned to Australia 31 March 1919

Meritorious Service Medal

'This man has been a Company Cook since the arrival of the Battalion in FRANCE in March, 1916. His work has been most consistently good, and he has never once been absent from his kitchen, except on leave to ENGLAND. He is an absolute identity in the Battalion and his cheerful behaviour has frequently been the means of inspiring the men of the Battalion under the most adverse conditions.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113
Date: 6 October 1919

Other detailsMedals: Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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