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Richard MURPHY

Regimental number7201
Date of birth10 September 1895
Place of birthAlbury, New South Wales
SchoolWalbundrie State School, Albury, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressMacaulay Street, Albury, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Murphy, Macaulay Street, Albury, New South Wales
Previous military service17th Battery Australian Field Artillery
Enlistment date12 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 5, Battery 13
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 27 April 1919
Discharge date4 August 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 3073 Pte Joseph Gordon MURPHY, 34th Bn, returned to Australia, 25 March 1919; 5440 Pte Archibald MURPHY, 20th Bn, killed in action 7 April 1918; 5441 Pte William John MURPHY, 20th Bn, returned to Australia, 19 June 1919.~
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Disembarked at Suez 21 December 1915 and proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force at Alexandria 18 March 1916.

He disembarked at Marseilles 20 March 1916, and was remustered as gunner at his own request on 1 June 1916.

Wounded in action (shrapnel wound to leg), Belgium, 20 October 1917.

Taken on strength of the 2nd Divisional Artillery Column on 5 November 1917.

Transferred to 5th Field Artillery Brigade.

Returned to Australia per 'Runic'.

Date of death26 June 1966
Place of burialPioneer Cemetery, Albury, New South Wales

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