1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
21/08/1915 (Killed in Action)
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.
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.