Monday 25 April 2011

Private Gerald Patrick Murphy

Born on 22 July 1894 in Ottawa, Ontario - son of Mrs. M. Murphy, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as bookkeeper; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; hazel eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 1 February 1915 - struck off strength to the 59th Battalion, CEF, on 10 August 1915 (number 455204) - transferred to the Royal Canadian Regiment on 25 June 1917.

(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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