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Son of W. F. and Charlotte Murphy, of 36, St. Matthias Rd., Nottingham (CWGC).
Member of the 2nd Nottingham Company Boys' Brigade (Dakeyne Street Lads' Club)
03 May 1917
779092 - CWGC Website
1st Bn Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Formerly 4610 Private, Sherwood Foresters; transferred to the Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial.
In memoriam published 22nd January 1918 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “MURPHY. – Reported missing May 3rd, 1917, now reported killed, Pte. W. Murphy (Billy), Royal Warwicks (late Sherwoods), aged 19, dearly beloved son of Mr. and Mrs. Murphy, 36 St. Matthias-road. Deeply mourned. – From his sorrowing mother, father, brother Tom (in France), and sisters Mabel and Alice. “MURPHY. – Missing May 3rd, now official reported killed, Pte. W. Murphy, Royal Warwicks. – From sorrowing Aunt Lizzie, Uncle Tom, and cousins Maggie, Bertha, & Bonnie. “MURPHY. – Reported missing May 3rd, now reported killed, Pte. W. Murphy (Billy), Royal Warwicks (late Sherwoods). He bravely answered duty's call, he gave his young life for one and all. – From his sorrowing grandma and granddad Cleaver, Aunt Harriett, cousins and Uncle Joe (in France).” Above in memoriam are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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