Harrie Linden MURPHY


MURPHY, Harrie Linden

Service Number: 2409
Enlisted: 30 December 1915, Liverpool, New South Wales
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 2nd Light Horse Brigade Machine Gun Squadron
Born: Bibbenluke, New South Wales, May 1889
Home Town: Bombala, Bombala, New South Wales
Schooling: Bombala Superior Public School
Occupation: Bank clerk
Died: Killed in Action, Palestine, 28 August 1918
Cemetery: Jerusalem War Cemetery
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

30 Dec 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2409, Liverpool, New South Wales
18 Apr 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2409, 7th Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
18 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2409, 7th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Palermo, Sydney
28 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 2409, 2nd Light Horse Brigade Machine Gun Squadron, Egypt and Palestine - Light Horse and AFC Operations

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"News was received on Wednesday evening that Private Harry Murphy, of the Australian Light Horse, had been killed in action in Palestine. Private Murphy was the second son of Mr. and Mrs. Coulson Murphy, formerly of this town, and now of Western Australia. He was a native of Bombala and had lived here most of his life. When he enlisted he held a good position in the Bank of New South Wales in Sydney, but he couldn't resist the call of his country for brave men to come forward and fight for freedom and liberty. He was a fine young man in every way, and those who knew Harry will know that however he died he died a man and a soldier. Two other brothers, Roy and Willie, are also in the firing line, and Jack would have been there too but that the doctor turned him down." - from the Bombala Times 06 Sep 1918 (nla.gov.au)