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6430   Lance Sergeant Joseph P Murphy
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 26/10/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Irish Guards (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 25/12/1881
Died: 30/03/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 36
Joseph P Murphy was the eldest son of Bartholomew and Fanny Murphy. He was born on Christmas Day 1881 in Clogher. He was the eldest of at least nine children. The family moved around a lot. Joseph became a constable in the Royal Irish Constabulary. Joseph P Murphy was living in Liverpool when he enlisted. Lance-Sergeant Joseph Murphy was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Irish Guards when he was killed in action on Saturday 30th March 1918.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Douchy-les-Ayette British Cemetery
  Ayette, Pas de Calais
Grave Ref: Grave IV-J-10
CWGC Casualty 583020
Ayette is a village some 13 kilometres south of Arras on the road to Amiens, and Douchy-les-Ayette is a village 1 kilometre west of Ayette. The British Cemetery is opposite the Communal Cemetery on the north side of the road, halfway between the two villages next to a barn.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Royal Irish Constabulary
References and Links
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1 1911 Census lists JP M Lists Joseph as RIC, living in barracks at house 2 in Glenravel Street, Dock Ward, Antrim
2 1911 Census lists Murphy Family Does not Joseph as living with the family at house 31 in Annalee Street, Clifton, Antrim
3 Brother - Bartholomew Murphy Attestation Papers Bartholomew Murphy enlisted August 1914 with Canadians
4 Brother -Wikipedia - Leslie Murphy, goalkeeper Details of Leslie's football career.
5 Lists J P Murphy as living in Liverpool when he enlisted.
6 Kipling's Book Lists J P Murphy as killed in action.
7 Leeds United website Details and photo of Leslie Murphy
8 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Joseph Murphy
9 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
10 Roya lrish Constabulary Forum Photo of Joseph P Murphy
11 Roya lrish Constabulary Forum Thread on Joseph P Murphy and family
12 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Joseph P Murphy's gravestone can be purchased here
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