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Lance Corporal Francis Murphy

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: FRANCIS HENRY MURPHY

Ancestor's date of birth: 29/07/1873

Ancestor's date of death: 24/11/1829

Cause of Death: PERITONITIS caused by perforated gastric ulcer

Service Number: 399

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: SYDNEY

Unit: NSW ARMY MEDICAL CORPS

Rank attained in Boer War: LCPL, Date Effective: 1899

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No post Boer War service evidenced

Murray Page: 23

Contingent: Second New South Wales

Ship: Moravian, Date of Sailing: 17/01/1900

Memorial details: TUMBARUMBA BOER WAR MEMORIAL

Decorations: QSA MEDAL with clasps

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: February - December 1900 in Cape Colony, Free State and Transvaal.

Service and life after the Boer War: 32 YEAR CAREER AS POLICE CONSTABLE NO 7106 - 1897 THROUGH TO POLICE SERGEANT AT SYDNEY CENTRAL POLICE STATION UNTIL HIS DEATH IN 1929.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: JUNE MARILYN ROBERTSON, HORNSBY HEIGHTS NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: GRAND DAUGHTER

Name of Descendant: Alan James Murphy, Pritchard NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson

 


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