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6430   Lance Sergeant Joseph P Murphy
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/06/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Irish Guards (British Army)
Died: 30/03/1918 (Killed in Action)
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.
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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.
References and Links
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1 Lists J P Murphy as living in Liverpool when he enlisted.
2 Kipling's Book Lists J P Murphy as killed in action.
3 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Joseph Murphy
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Joseph P Murphy's gravestone can be purchased here
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