Murphy, William

Personal Details

First nameWilliam
Date of birth11/06/1893
Place of birthMuttaburra, Qld
Date of death23/03/1917
Place of deathField in France
Cause of death

Killed in Action


Son of William Murphy and Emily Jane Lamb [Ref: 1893/000120]
Catherine Eliza – 13 June 1890
Ellen Johanna – 3 Sep 1891
William – 11 June 1893
Frances Mary Ann – 20 Oct 1894
Arthur Henry – 9 Jan 1896, d 11 Oct 1896
John James – 9 Jan 1896
Thomas Moses – 9 Nov 1899, d 2 Jan 1900
Henry Arthur – 21 Dec 1902

War Records


ServiceAustralian Army
Service number1868
Date of enlistment03/04/1916
Locality of enlistmentMuttaburra, Qld
Next of kinEmily Jane Murphy [mother]
Date of death23/03/1917
Place of deathField in France
Cause of deathKilled in Action
Memorial panel

FRANCE 922 Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery Armentieres

Posting at discharge43rd Bn Australian Inf
RankPrivate [Pte]

AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army


He was a 22 year old selector from Winton when he enlisted.
41 Infantry Battalion - 1 to 6 Reinforcements (May-December 1916)
Ship Name: HMAT Boorara
Ship Number: A42
Date of Embarkation: 16/08/1916
Place of Embarkation: Brisbane

MURPHY, Pte. William, 1868A. 43rd Bn. Australian Inf. Killed in action 17th March, 1917. Age 23. Son of William and Emily Jane Murphy, of Vindex St., Winton, Queensland. V. A. 15.