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11269   Private Edward Murphy
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/06/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 31
Summary      
Edward Murphy was the son of Thomas and Martha Murphy. He was born about 1886 in Clonfecle in county Tyrone. The 1911 census records Edward as 25 years old. He was working as an agricultural labourer. He was living with the family in Benburb Town. He was living in Benburb when he enlisted in Dungannon with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Private Edward Murphy was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on 1st July 1916. He was aged about 31.
Further Information
Edward Murphy was the son of Thomas and Martha Murphy. He was born about 1886 in Clonfeacle in County Tyrone.
The 1911 census records Edward as 25 years old. He was working as an agricultural labourer. He was living with the family in Benburb Town.
Edward Murphy was a member of the Benburb Company U.V.F.,
Edward was living in Benburb and volunteered at the commencement of the war. He enlisted in Dungannon with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
Medal card
Private Edward Murphy was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on 1st July 1916. He was aged about 30.
From the Belfast Newsletter dated 19th August 1916:
Private Edward Murphy (Tyrone Volunteers), missing, is a son of Mr Thomas Murphy, Benburb, and was a member of Dungannon Battalion, U.V.F.
From the Tyrone Courier dated 24 August 1916:
The War Office has notified Mr Thomas Murphy, Benburb, that his son, Private Edward Murphy, Tyrone Volunteers, cannot be traced since 1st July.
From the Mid Ulster Mail dated Saturday 26th August 1916:
The War Office has notified Mt Thomas Murphy, Benburb, Moy, that his son, Private Edward Murphy, Tyrone Volunteers, cannot be traced since the advance on 1st July. He was a member of the Benburb Company U.V.F., and had volunteered at the commencement of the war.
The CWGC record Private Edward Murphy as the son of Thomas and Martha Murphy, of Maydown, Benburb, Co. Tyrone.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Benburb Town Benburb Census listing in Benburb Town 54.412375 -6.745631
References and Links
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1 1911 Census lists Murphy family Lists Edward as age 25 living with the family at house 4 in Benburb Town, Tyrone
2 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
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