Frank Xavier Murphy

Memorial: Downend - Christ Church

Regiment: Australian Machine Gun Corps

Medals: 1914–15 Star, British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Corporal 388

Parents: John Daniel Murphy (Mother Unknown)

Marital status: Married

Home address: Home Address: 5 Sunnybank, Bath Street, Staple Hill, Bristol. Brought up in Charters Towers, Australia where his Father was Postmaster.

Pre-war occupation: Student

Date of birth: c. 1897

Place of birth: Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia

Date of death: 10/06/1918

Buried/Commemorated at: No Known Grace – Commemorated Villiers-Brettoneux Memorial, France

Further information:

Frank was born Circa 1897, Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia. Although his correct Christian name is Frank, he signed his enlistment papers Francis. He married Gladys Woodruffe in Bristol on 17/02/1917.
Immediately before their wedding, Francis and Gladys both resided in Furley Road, Greenbank, Eastville (Francis was in the UK on leave).

Frank served with the 2nd Battalion, Australian Machine Gun Corps and was Killed in Action on 10/06/1918.

Frank Murphy is commemorated on the Christ Church Downend Memorial and the Staple Hill (Page Park) Memorial.

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Findmypast (Soldiers Died during the Great War, 1901 & 1911 Census etc), Researcher John Davis.