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Those Who Came After The Original 500

L/Cpl Michael Francis Murphy Regt # 754
Donated by Brendan Murphy

One of the original"C"Company of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment.

"Mike", as he was familiarly known, saw service in:
Gallipoli Nov 12,1915 - Jan 6,1916
Egypt Jan 10 - March 15,1916
France March 22 - July 8,1916 and Oct 2,1916 - July 4,1918.

Donated by Maurice Charette

clock wise from the top left.

His green army wallet with a postcard of his wife Mary (Sinnott) Murphy and his
daughter Elizabeth (Murphy) Charette.

Center panel is his wounded strip, his shoulder title and his aluminum ID tag.

Right are two pictures of him the first one was probably taken in 1915 with use
of a flashlight, the other photo is of him taken in his hospital blues probably in late 1918.

Bottom right has his “ Great War Association lapel pin, his cap badge, a brooch with
the name Arras in it (possibly trench art), his B Badge and his trench whistle.

Bottom center are his medals.

Bottom left are a bone fragment from his knee and the bullet removed during an
operation after he was wounded on April 12,1918.


Murphy's Medals

Murphy Wounded

Michael Francis Murphy wounded April 12,1918.
Note on left bottom dated April 12,1918.
Wounded today keeping back the germans.
It was a sort of rear guard
they were coming on
all our guns were moving back.

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