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27/12/2016 Private Edward Murphy (Tyrone Volunteers), missing, is a son of Mr Thomas Murphy, Benburb, and was a member of Dungannon Battalion, U.V.F.
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27/12/2016 From the Belfast Newsletter dated 19th August 1916:
30/12/2015 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.
30/12/2015 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.
30/12/2015 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.
30/12/2015 From the Tyrone Courier dated 24 August 1916:
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30/12/2015 The War Office has notified Mr Thomas Murphy, Benburb, that his son, Private Edward Murphy, Tyrone Volunteers, cannot be traced since 1st July.
30/12/2015 Edward Murphy was the son of Thomas and Martha Murphy. He was born about 1886 in Clonfeacle in County Tyrone.
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30/12/2015 Edward Murphy was a member of the Benburb Company U.V.F.,
30/12/2015 The CWGC record Private Edward Murphy as the son of Thomas and Martha Murphy, of Maydown, Benburb, Co. Tyrone.
30/12/2015 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.
30/12/2015 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated Saturday 26th August 1916:
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