|Place of birth||Kerraville near Wollongong, New South Wales|
|School||Catholic School, Wollongong, New South Wales|
|Address||Eurira, Keiraville via Wollongong, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||25|
|Next of kin||Father, M Murphy, Keiraville via Wollongong, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||17th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/34/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||55th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Fleurbaix, France|
|Age at death||26|
|Age at death from cemetery records||26|
|Place of burial||Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row K, Grave No. 10), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Michael and Ellen MURPHY, Keiraville, New South Wales|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Sydney, 20 January 1916; disembarked Alexandria, 26 February 1916.
Admitted to No 1 Australian Dermatological Hospital, Abbassia, 28 February 1916 (venereal disease); discharged to duty, 26 March 1916; absent from duty: 28 days.
Taken on strength of 5th Brigade Details, Tel el Kebir, 19 April 1916.
Taken on strength of 55th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 20 April 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Killed in action, 20 July 1916.
Buried at Eaton Hall Cemetery by Reverend James Green, no date stated.
Letter, Red Cross File No 1860405, Col. Chaplain James GREEN, to Australian Branch, British Red Cross Society, 8 January 1917: 'I buried Pte E.P. Murphy, 3875, on the 20th July at the place mentioned. He was killed on the 19th (one of the first to meet his death in the attack on German lines) at Fromelles. He was killed by high explosive fire. From the nature of his wounds I should say that his end was instant and painless. I especially noticed that there was no look of pain and suffering on his face, and noted it in my diary.'Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, MURPHY Edward Peter
Red Cross File No 1860405