Private Harrison Moore Murphy was the only son of Captain Moore Murphy and Mrs. Elizabeth Murphy of Gortreagh, Cookstown. Harrison was born in Kent. At the out break of war he volunteered and joined the Royal Canadians, and spent some time in England training with his regiment in February 1916, when he visited his parents in Cookstown for a few days leave. Harrison’s parents received a letter from him, dated 15th September 1916 which was full of hope and cheerfulness. Harrison was killed in action the following day.
The Vimy Memorial overlooks the Douai Plain from the highest point of Vimy Ridge, about eight kilometres northeast of Arras on the N17 towards Lens. The memorial is signposted from this road to the left, just before you enter the village of Vimy from the south. The memorial itself is someway inside the memorial park, but again it is well signposted.