Robert Hampden MURPHY


MURPHY, Robert Hampden

Service Number: 17045
Enlisted: 27 March 1916, Liverpool, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 1st Field Ambulance
Born: Camperdown, New South Wales, 1897
Home Town: Belmore, Canterbury, New South Wales
Schooling: Belmore Public School and Cleveland Street Public School
Occupation: Wool classer
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 4 October 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

27 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 17045, Liverpool, New South Wales
11 May 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 17045, Army Medical Corps (AIF), Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
11 May 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 17045, Army Medical Corps (AIF), HMAT Shropshire, Melbourne
4 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 17045, 1st Field Ambulance, Broodseinde Ridge

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Biography contributed by Mark Gattenhof

"...17045 Private Robert Hampden Murphy, 1st Field Ambulance. A woolclasser from Belmore, NSW, prior to enlistment, he embarked from Melbourne aboard HMAT Shropshire (A9) in May 1917. Pte Murphy, 22 years of age, was killed in action at Broodseinde Ridge, near Ypres, Belgium, on 4 October 1917, whilst carrying a wounded man to safety. He was buried in the field, where he fell, with two others, and later commemorated at the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium." - SOURCE (