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William MURPHY

Regimental number495
Date of birth21 November 1893
Place of birthBondi, New South Wales
SchoolGlebe Public School, New South Wales
ReligionBaptist
OccupationPlumber
Address144 Sydenham Road, Marrickville, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Murphy, 144 Sydenham Road, Marrickville, New South Wales
Enlistment date10 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll4 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name36th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/53/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 13 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Trench Mortar Battery
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 28 February 1918

FateReturned to Australia 11 May 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2700 Pte Frank Henry MURPHY, 5th Machine Gun Bn, killed in action, 25 September 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Gassed, 27 April 1918; returned to duty.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death6 March 1958

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