Douglas Beattie MURPHY

MURPHY, Douglas Beattie

Service Number: 2046
Enlisted: 18 August 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 4th Pioneer Battalion
Born: Hawick, Roxburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, 2 May 1880
Home Town: Brighton, Holdfast Bay, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds, France, 25 June 1916, aged 36 years
Cemetery: Brewery Orchard Cemetery, Bois-Grenier
Grave IV. D. 27. INSCRIPTION THY WILL BE DONE , Brewery Orchard Cemetery, Bois-Grenier, Lille, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Brighton Arch of Remembrance, Brighton WW1 Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

18 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2046, Adelaide, South Australia
10 Feb 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2046, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
10 Feb 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 2046, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Warilda, Adelaide
25 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2046, 4th Pioneer Battalion

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He was 36 and thehusband of C. M. Murphy, of Margate St., Brighton, South Australia.


He is remembered on the Hawick Municipal Roll of Honour at  Wilton Lodge Public Park, Hawick, Scotland.

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Mrs. Murphy, Sturt-road, Brighton, has received word that her husband was killed in action on June 23. He was 36 years of age. He saw service for three years in the South African war. Much sympathy is felt for his widow and two children. He was loved and respected by all who knew hiin. Mrs. Murphy has five brothers serving in the army." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 05 Aug 1916 (