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Thomas MURPHY

Regimental number2429
Date of birth3 May 1888
Place of birthKirkdale, Liverpool, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDriller
AddressBalmain, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinWife, Mrs C Murphy, 102 Louisa Street, Balmain, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameMining Corps Reinforcement 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number16/7/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 31 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Tunnelling Company
FateReturned to Australia 20 April 1919
Discharge date26 July 1919
Other details

War service: embarked from Sydney, 31 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 17 May 1916.

Admitted to No. 26 General Hospital, Etaples, 8 June 1916 (pyrexia); transferred to England, 14 June 1916, and admitted to 3rd Southern General Hospital. Transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, 26 June 1916. Taken on strength, No. 1 Command Depot, 26 August 1916. Proceeded overseas to France, 15 October 1916; taken on strength, 1st Australian Tunnelling Company, 28 December 1916.

Wounded in action, 17 September 1917 (shell wound, right side); discharged to duty, 18 September 1917.

Admitted to 59th Casualty Clearing Station, 8 September 1918; transferred to 21st Casualty Clearing station, 9 September 1918; discharged to duty, 16 September 1918; rejoined unit, 19 September 1918.

Marched out to England for repatriation, 11 March 1919; commenced return to Australia from London on board 'Boonah', 20 April 1919; disembarked Sydney, 11 June 1919; discharged, 26 July 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death24 December 1964
Age at death76
Place of burialRoman Catholic Cemetery, Frenchs Forest, Sydney, New South Wales

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