Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
11269   Private Edward Murphy
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 24/10/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 20/03/1885
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 31
Edward Murphy was the only son of Thomas and Martha Murphy. He was born on 20th March 1885 in Clonfeacle in County Tyrone. He was the elder of two children, both born in the Benburb area. Private Edward Murphy was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on 1st July 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Face 4D-5B
CWGC Casualty 1546634
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July. The Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme is a war memorial to 72,337 missing British and South African servicemen who died in the Battles of the Somme of the First World War between 1915 and 1918, with no known grave. It is near the village of Thiepval, Picardy in France. Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, Thiepval has been described as "the greatest executed British work of monumental architecture of the twentieth century"
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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
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023