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Francis Wm J MURPHY

Regimental number799
Place of birthNorth Fitzroy, Victoria
SchoolChristian Brothers (Catholic) College, Goulburn, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressDennis Street, Northcote
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret M Murphy, Dennis Street, Northcote
Enlistment date24 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentLSGT
Unit name24th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'For valuable work throughout the operations since 26 March 1916.'
Recommendation date: 15 September 1916

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 26 March 1915 and served in Egypt, Gallipoli, Belgium and France.
FateKilled in Action 4 October 1917
Place of death or woundingBroodseinde, Passchendaele, Belgium
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialAeroplane Cemetery (Plot V, Row A, Grave No. 5), Ypres, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents; William Joseph and Margaret Alice MURPHY, 36 Delbridge Street, North Fitzroy, Victoria

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