Wednesday 27 April 2011

Private Roy Vincent Murphy

Born on 11 January 1892 in Lockeport, Nova Scotia - son of James Murphy, Lockeport, Nova Scotia - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Lockeport, Nova Scotia; trade as fisherman; single; currently a member of the 29th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery; no previous military service; Baptist; height of 5 feet 10 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; slight complexion; blue eyes; light hair.

Joined the 237th Battalion, CEF, in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, on 17 July 1916 (number 1033142) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 16 or 17 February 1917 - wounded on 30 October 1917 - invalided to England on 11 November 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 10 August 1918 - killed in action on 2 September 1918 - buried in Dury Mill British Cemetery (grave I.C.26), France.

(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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