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Name: Harry Murphy Rank: Engineman Force: Royal Canadian Navy Reserve HMCS Bras D’Or Service Number: A/1474 Date of Birth: September 19, 1900 Place of Birth: Yarmouth, NS Date of Enlistment: April 8, 1940 Address At Enlistment: Lunenburg, Nova Scotia Age at Enlistment: 39 Height: 5 feet 7 inches Weight: 143 lbs. Complexion: Ruddy Eyes: Brown Hair: Brown Trade: Engineer Marital Status: Married Religion: United Next of Kin: Elizabeth Murphy (Wife) Lunenburg, NS Date of Death: October 19, 1940 Age at Death: 40 Memorial: Halifax Memorial (Nova Scotia, Canada) Memorial Reference: Panel 6. Commemorated on Page 16 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on January 17 (Not listed on the Yarmouth War Memorial) Harry was born in Yarmouth, NS, the son of Joseph P. Murphy, and of Annie Amelia Murphy, of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia and husband of Elizabeth Florence Murphy, and the father of seven children. His service record shows he served: From: April 8, 1940 - HMCS Stadacona From: June 11, 1940 - HMCS Pugwash From: August 27, 1940 - HMCS Stadacona From: September 6, 1940 - HMCS Bras D’Or On the night of October 19th, 1940, the mine-sweeper HMCS Bras d'Or was escorting a Rumanian freighter, Ingener N. Vlassopol from Baie Comeau, Quebec to the port of Sydney, Nova Scotia. In the Gulf of St. Lawrence the two ships ran into a storm and heavy seas which separated them. The minesweeper and the thirty men aboard disappeared into the storm and in spite of searching efforts no trace was ever found of them.
Harry Murphy
HMCS Bras D'Or
Halifax Memorial