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4608   Private Patrick Murphy
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 07/02/1897
Died: 21/08/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 18
Patrick Murphy was a son of Patrick and Mary Murphy. His father had married Mary O’Reilly, of Chapel Street, Cookstown and they went to live in Glasgow. But returned to Cookstown. Patrick also found work with Thomas Adair & Sons. Patrick enlisted in Cookstown with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and went to Gallipoli as part of the 29th Division in April 1915. Patrick was killed in action on 21st August 1915 close to Scimitar Hill.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Helles Memorial
  Cape Helles, Gallipoli
Grave Ref: Panel 97-101
CWGC Casualty 689108
The Anzac and Suvla cemeteries are first signposted from the left hand junction of the Eceabat- Bigali Road. From this junction travel into the main Anzac area. Follow the road to Helles, opposite the Kabatepe Museum, at 14.2 kms. take a right turn at the 'T' junction and at 14.3 kms. take the left fork. After a total of 22.8 kms, take a right turn to the memorial along a rough track 500m long. The Helles Memorial stands on the tip of the Gallipoli Peninsula. It takes the form of an obelisk over 30 metres high that can be seen by ships passing through the Dardanelles.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - West Panel 1927 Cookstown
2 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - West Panel 2018 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 81
2 Adairs Mill Greenvale
References and Links
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1 1911 Census lists Murphy family 1911 census lists Patrick as 14 year old mill worker at house 65 in Killymoon Street, Cookstown
2 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023