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70865   Cadet Thomas Xavier Murphy
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Dated added: 24/11/2019   Last updated: 11/02/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Canadian Royal Flying Corps (Canadian Air Force)
Died: 26/10/1917 (Died by accident)
Age: 23
Thomas Xavier Murphy was the eldest son of Hugh and of Mary Murphy (nee Cullen). He was born about 1894 in Thayetmyo, Burma. His father was in the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Thomas was the oldest of six children. It seems the family returned to live in Omagh in 1895. Thomas emigrated to Canada / USA. Thomas enlisted with the Canadian Royal Flying Corps. Cadet Thomas Murphy was killed in a flying accident near Toronto.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Toronto Mount Hope Cemetery
  Midtown, Toronto, 32
Grave Ref: Grave S18-R22-26
CWGC Casualty 425754
In Toronto, from Highway 401, exit Yonge Street South. Turn east on Erskine Avenue, and continue on Erskine Avenue until the cemetery is reached. There are 152 CWGC casualties in the Toronto (Mount Hope) Catholic Cemetery.
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Murphy family Lists Thomas as age 7 living with the family at house 30 in Loy St, Cookstown, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Murphy family Lists Thomas as age 17 living with the family at house 3 in Union Street, Cookstown Urban, Tyrone
3 Ballycarry War Memorial Thomas Murphy listed on Ballycarry War Memorial
4 Canadian Virtual War Memorial Details of Cadet Thomas Murphy
5 Photo of Cadet Thomas Murphy's grave
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Cadet Thomas Murphy's grave can be purchased here
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