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15781   Lance Corporal Albert Murphy
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 19/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 10th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 08/03/1897
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 19
Albert Edward Murphy was the youngest son of James and Martha Jane Murphy. He was born in Kilrea on 8th March 1897. He was one of 11 children. The family lived in Kilrea and then Knockintern. His father was a gardener and domestic servant. Lance Corporal Albert Murphy was serving with the 10th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on Saturday 1st July 1916. He was 19 years old. The last report of Lance Corporal Murphy was that he was seen lying wounded in the centre of the 3rd line of trenches near Albert.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Face 4D-5B
CWGC Casualty 1546620
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Kilrea War Memorial - WW1 Kilrea
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

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1 Forgotten Heroes of Kilrea 1914-18 23
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Murphy family 1901 census lists Albert Edward as age 4 living with the family at house 33 in Kilrea, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Murphy family 1911 census lists Albert Edward as age 14 living with the family at house 10 in Knockantern, Londonderry
3 Imperial War Museum Photo of Lance Corporal Albert Murphy
4 National Archives UK Medal card of Lance Corporal Albert Murphy can be purchased here
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