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Name: Roy Vincent Murphy Service Number: 1033142 Rank: Private Battalion: 38th Battalion Date of Birth: January 11, 1892 Place of Birth: Lockeport, Shelburne Co., NS Date of Enlistment: July 17, 1916 Place of Enlistment: Yarmouth, NS Address at Enlistment: Lockeport, Shelburne Co., NS Age at Enlistment: 24 Height: 5 Feet, 10 inches Complexion: Light Eyes: Blue Hair: Light Previous Military : 29th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, Yarmouth NS Marital Status: Single Trade: Fisherman Religion: Baptist Next of Kin: James Murphy (Father) Lockeport, Shelburne Co., NS Date of Death: September 2, 1918 Age at Death: 26 Cemetery: Dury Mill British Cemetery Grave Reference: I. C. 26. Commemorated on Page 476 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on October 10 Not Commemorated on the Yarmouth War Memorial Roy Vincent Murphy was the son James Murphy, of Lockeport, Shelburne Co., NS. He enlisted at Yarmouth, NS on July 17, 1916 with the 239th Battalion. He went overseas departing Halifax on September 18, 1916 arriving in Liverpool, England on September 25. He was transferred to the 97th Battalion and then to the Royal Canadian Regiment and PPCLI Depot at South Camp Seaford, near Eastbourne. On October 31, 1916 he was again transferred to the 38th Battalion for service in France on February 16, 1917. He joined the Battalion in the field on March 3, 1917. On November 1, 1917 he was wounded, a gun shot wound to the right leg, and was admitted to hospital. On recovery he returned to the 38th Battalion in France on February 15, 1918. On September 2, 1918 Private Murphy took part with his Battalion in an attack from south-west of Vis-en-Artois to south of Dury. After reaching the objective they were consolidating, when he was instantly killed by machine gun fire.
Roy Vincent Murphy
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