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477620   Private Harrison Moore Murphy
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 20/04/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Regiment (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth: 20/05/1886
Died: 16/09/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 30
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. Harrisonís 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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Vimy Memorial
  Arras, Pas de Calais, 
Grave Ref:
CWGC Casualty 1572258
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.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - West Panel 2018 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Queens University Belfast
2 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 176
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Murphy family 1901 census lists Harrison as age 15 at house 6 in Gortreagh, Oritor, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Murphy family 1911 census lists Harrison as age 24, a graduate of the Royal University of Ireland, at house 1 in Gortreagh, Oritor, Tyrone
3 Canadian Great War Project Details of Private Harrison Moore Murphy
4 Canadian Virtual War Memorial Details of Harrison Moore Murphy including memorial image
5 Circumstances of Death Registers Details of Private Harrison Moore Murphy's death
6 Harrison Murphy Attestation Papers Canadian Military documents (30 no.)
7 Queenís University War Memorial 'Murphy, Harrison Moore '
8 Queens Univ. Book of Remembrance 1952 Page 43. Faculty of Science 1908-1910
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023