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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


James Joseph MURPHY

Born 17 January 1917 in Pinnaroo, South Australia [55]
Son of James Vincent MURPHY and Gwendoline Ellen STARLING [55]
Labourer in Carnamah in 1941 [19]
Farmhand on CAMAC Bros' Farm in Carnamah [0: image 04136]
Resided in Carnamah until enlisting in the Australian Army on 22 September 1941[16]
Private WX16674 in the Australian Army's 2/4 Machine Gun Battalion during World War Two [16]
Killed in Action on 11 February 1942 in Malaya [17] [18]
His name was added to casualty lists under "Missing Believed Killed" in August 1945 [293: 29-Aug-1945]
Memorialised on the Singapore Memorial within the Kranji War Cemetery in Singapore [17]
His name appears on the Carnamah War Memorial [35]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'James Joseph Murphy' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 17 August 2019 from  [ sources ]

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