The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private F J Murphy


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Private Frederick James MURPHY, G/10145, "D" Company, 7th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died, 13th June 1918, age 31.

30th April 1887, born at Woolwich, son of Sarah Ann Murphy, 26 Ellstree Place, Woolwich.

1897 March Woolwich Registration District, Sarah Ann Murphy, married John Thomas Patterson.

Enlisted Woolwich,  age 28 years & 180 days, weight 123lbs, internal squint of left eye. Resided 3 Callingwood Road, Woolwich. Formerly waterside labourer

Home 6th October 1915 to 2nd May 1916; BEF 3rd May 1916 to 24th May 1916; Home 25th May 1916 to 18th September 1916; BEF 19th September 1916 to 29th July 1917; Home 30th July 1917 to 25th September 1917.

6th October 1915, enlisted & posted 10th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 24th February 1916, Aldershot, being in possession of a dirty service rifle, 2 days confined to Barracks; 19th March 1916, Aldershot, absent from midnight until 3.45pm 20th March 1916, 15 hours 45 minutes, 7 days confined to Barracks, forfeits 1 days pay; 3rd May 1916, posted BEF; 3rd May 1916, Southampton, embarked; 4th May 1916, Havre, disembarked; 11th May 1916, 14 Field Ambulance / 12 Casualty Clearing Station, fractured hand; 12th May 1916, Dannes Camieres, 4 General Hospital, compound fracture of left hand; 25th May 1916, transferred to England, SS Cambrai; 25th May 1916, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment;  26th May 1916 to 23rd June 1916, Graylingwell Hospital, Chichester, fractured metacarpal left hand; 4th July 1916, posted 12th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 1st September 1916, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 19th September 1916, posted BEF; 19th September 1916, Infantry Base Depot; 25th June 1917, 55 Field Ambulance, NYD; 27th June 1917, to1/3 FA/CRS; 5th July 1917, 1/3 NFA to Duty; 21st July 1917, 12 General Hospital, Rouen, trench fever; 28th July 1917, trench fever, to England per Hospital Ship Halyan; 30th July 1917, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 30th July 1917, Tooting Military Hospital, Tubercle of lung; 4th September 1917,  Tooting Military Hospital, Medical Board approval to discharge;

25th September 1917, discharged as "no longer physically fit for War Service" due to sickness Silver War Badge issued. age 31 years & 5 months, height 5ft 8 inches, pale complexion, grey eyes, brown hair, tattoo star with "F" on left forearm, faint mark on right forearm. Character, good, nearly two years service at home & abroad, found to be honest, sober during his service. Intended place of residence 22 The Avenue, Sandyhill Road, Plumstead, Kent. Result of active service, hardship & exposure, permanent, total incapacity. Has accepted Sanatorium treatment.

Pension of 27/6 a week for 6 months, expires 26th March 1918; 30th January 1918, total incapacity TB present, pension 27/6 a week, expires 24th September 1918.

Sister & Sole Legatee, Lucy Evans.

Buried at Woolwich Cemetery, 33. 628., United Kingdom.

NOTE: not included in Regimental History or Soldiers Died in the Great War; but shown on CWGC web site.


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