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Augustine MURPHY

Regimental number1323
Place of birthToodyay Western Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressToodyay, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinJohn Patrick Murphy, Toodyay, Western Australia
Enlistment date9 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameField Ambulance 4, Section C
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A31 Ajana on 30 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 24 September 1918

Military Medal

'This man did excellent work in collecting wounded under heavy shell fire on June 8th and 9th. Whilst returning to an Aid Post near MESSINES on June 8th, he saw an Officer badly wounded, lying at a spot where the shell fire had become very severe. Private Murphys at once ran to the Officer's assistance, stopped the haemorrhage, dressed the wound and stayed with him until assistance arrived, thus undoubtedly saving the Officer's life.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Family/military connectionsBrothers: 365 Pte Richard MURPHY, 16th Bn, killed in action, 30 April 1915; 1798 Pte Douglas MURPHY MM, 11th Bn, returned to Australia, 31 March 1919.
Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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