Sunday 24 April 2011

Private George Murphy

Born on 27 June 1895 in England - son of Reverend Father Cadieux, Brubridge, Quebec - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as lumberman; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 4 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; brown eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 26 January 1915 (number 410123) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 - died on 4 June 1916 of wounds received that day - buried in Brandhoek Military Cemetery (grave I.J.2A), Belgium.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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