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   2nd Lieutenant James Neville H Murphy
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 19/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 5th Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 10/05/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 20
James Neville Herbert Murphy was the only son of Rev. William Alexander E Murphy and Isabella Charlotte Murphy. He was born in County Donegal about 1895. The family moved to Desertmartin in 1897. After Rev. Murphy died in 1907, the family moved to Dublin. James was educated at St. Columba's College, Rathfarnham. When the war broke out was in the Medical School at Trinity College, Dublin. Second Murphy was serving with the 5th Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, but was attached to the 2nd Battalion. Second Lieutenant James Neville H Murphy was killed in action near Ypres on Monday 10th May 1915. He was 20 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Menin Gate
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen, 
Grave Ref: Panel 44-46
CWGC Casualty 918349
Ypres (now Ieper) is a town in the Province of West Flanders. The Memorial is situated at the eastern side of the town on the road to Menin (Menen) and Courtrai (Kortrijk). Each night at 8 pm the traffic is stopped at the Menin Gate while members of the local Fire Brigade sound the Last Post in the roadway under the Memorial's arches.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Desertmartin Church of Ireland - WW1 Roll of Honour Desertmartin
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Murphy family 1901 census lists James Neville as age 6 living with the family at house 3 in Dromore, Desertmartin, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists James N Murphy 1911 census lists James Neville as age 16 boarding at house 12.1 in Taylorís Grange, Whitechurch, Dublin
3 1911 Census lists Murphy family 1911 census lists James N H as age 16 living with the family at house 2 in Waltham Terrace, Blackrock No. 2, Dublin
4 Irish Life - Our Heroes Details and photo of 2nd Lieutenant James Neville H Murphy
5 National Archives UK Medal card of 2nd Lieutenant James Neville H Murphy can be purchased here
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