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Regimental number7474
Place of birthFreshford, Ireland
SchoolChristian Brothers Catholic School, New South Wales
Age on arrival in Australia9
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressCarlton, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation40
Next of kinFriend, Mrs M Drape, University Hotel, Lygon Street, Carlton, Victoria
Enlistment date5 May 1917
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name7th Battalion, 25th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 4 August 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 9 August 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death46
Age at death from cemetery records42
Place of burialHeath Cemetery (Plot III, Row B, Grave No.20), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Ellen DUNPHY (ne Cahill), husband of J. DUNPHY (now Mrs Smith), 72 Military Road, Mosman, New South Wales. Born in Ireland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 4 August 1917; disembarked Glasgow, Scotland, 2 October 1917. Marched in to 2nd Training Bn, Durrington, 3 October 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 5 February 1918; taken on strength, 7th Bn, 10 February 1918.

Detached for duty at 1st Division Headquarters (Miner), 15 March 1918; rejoined unit from detachment, 29 March 1918. Detached as Camp Warden, 11 July 1918; rejoined unit, 3 August 1918.

Killed in action, 9 August 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DUNPHY Thomas

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