Frank Xavier Murphy
Memorial: Downend - Christ Church
Regiment: Australian Machine Gun Corps
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
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.