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Regimental number3574
Place of birthBrunswick, Victoria
SchoolWest Brunswick State School, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address6 Munroe Street, West Brunswick, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinWife, Mrs Margaret Murphy, 6 Munroe Street, West Brunswick, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date25 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 18 March 1918
Place of death or woundingBelgium
Date of death15 March 1918
Age at death31
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialBerks Cemetery Extension (Plot II, Row A, Grave No. 8) (Rosenberg Plateau Plots), Ploegsteert, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of the late Michael and Anastasia Murphy; husband of Margaret Murphy, 21 Victoria Street, West Brunswick, Victoria
Family/military connectionsNephew: Private John Ernest COWAN, Regimental No. 2117, 23rd Battalion, killed in Action 23 August 1916
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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