Joseph P Murphy was born in Clogher, County Tyrone. 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.
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.