Sunday 24 April 2011

Private Charles Harry Murphy

Born on 24 June 1885 in the United States (to Canadian parents) - no next of kin listed - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as soldier; single; no current military service; previously served in the military for three years (no unit provided); Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 8.5 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 2 March 1915 (number 410503) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 16 September 1915 - wounded on 10 or 13 July 1916 - wounded on 9 or 10 October 1916.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force)

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