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Francis Edward MURPHY

Regimental number3363
Place of birthGoondiwindi, Queensland
SchoolGoondiwindi State School, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationJockey
AddressMarshall Street, Goondiwindi, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs C Cook, Marshall Street, Goondiwindi, Queensland
Enlistment date30 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 2 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll47th Battalion
FateDied whilst a Prisoner of War 9 April 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialVillers-Faucon Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row B, Grave No. 33), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
144
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Catherine COOK (formerly MURPHY), Marshall Street, Goondiwindi, Queensland, and the late Edward MURPHY
Family/military connectionsCousin Sydney O'Keeffe killed.

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