Private Thomas Murphy - Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

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  1. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    God love him .... he had 6 children ... wonder what happened to the family ? :(

    In Memory of

    34457, 2nd/5th Bn., Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)
    who died age 41
    on 25 August 1918
    Son of Martin and Johanna Murphy, of Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford; Husband of Margaret Murphy, of 5, Cathedral St., Enniscorthy.

    Remembered with honour

    MURPHY, THOMAS. Rank: Private. Regiment or Service: Duke of Wellington's ( West Riding Regiment ). Unit: 2nd/5th Bn. Age at Death: 41. Date of Death: 25-August-1918. Service No: 34457. Enlisted in Enniscorthy. Killed in Action. Supplementary information; Son of Martin and Johanna Murphy of Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford; Husband of Margaret Murphy of 5, Cathedral St, Enniscorthy.

    From an article in a Wexford newspaper - Enniscorthy Soldier Killed -

    Deep regret was felt in Enniscorthy when the intimation was received during the week that Thomas Murphy, Cathedral Street, who joined the Sherwood Foresters in 1916, had been killed in France in the month of August.
    The deceased, prior to joining the army, had been sacristan in Cathedral, a position which brought him into intimate relation with the townspeople with all of whom he was deservedly popular. He had also acted for a time as Secretary of the local branch of the A. O. H. His death is deeply regretted, and much sympathy is felt for his wife and six young children. His eldest little boy who is only eleven years is a clever Irish speaker, and spent two weeks in the Ring Irish College this year.

    R. I. P. Grave or Memorial Reference: IV. A. 7. Cemetery: Douchy-Les-Ayette British Cemetery in France.

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