Murphy, William Charles

Personal Details

First nameWilliam
Middle nameCharles
Date of birth23/11/1892
Place of birthMuttaburra, Qld
Date of death19/06/1942


William was born in Muttaburra.

He served in the Australian Army in World War II.

Son of William George Murphy and Eleanor Williams who she married on the 12 May 1883.
[Ref: 1883/001082]

Their Children were:

Isabella – 25 June 1883
Ellen Maude – 9 July 1884
May – 29 Dec 1885
Mary – 25 Feb 1888
William Charles – 23 Nov 1892 [Ref:1893/000008]
Herbert Henry – 7 Dec 1894 [Ref; 1895/000013]
Mildred Lyle – 11 Aug 1897
Baden Powell – 5 Aug 1900
Redvers Ian – 5 Aug 1900

War Records


ServiceAustralian Army
Service numberQ156738
Date of enlistment19/06/1942
Locality of enlistmentBarcaldine, Qld
Place of enlistmentBarcaldine, Qld
Next of kinCaroline Murphy
Date of discharge29/03/1945
Posting at discharge1 Lines of Communication Signals
Prisoner of war



ServiceAustralian Army
Service number2669
Date of enlistment27/04/1916
Place of enlistmentRockhampton, Qld
Next of kinWilliam Murphy [father]
Date of discharge03/11/1919


William was a 23 year old labourer when he enlisted.
4 Pnr Bn [Pioneer Battalion] - 2 to 11 Reinforcements (April 1916 - August 1917)
Ship Name: HMAT Seang Choon
Ship Number: A49
Date of Embarkation: 19/09/1916
Place of Embarkation: Brisbane