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10693   Private Patrick Joseph Leo Murphy
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 23/08/1914 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 20
Summary      
Patrick Joseph Leo Murphy was born in Stewartstown about 1894. Little is known of his early life. Patrick was living in Dublin when he enlisted in Belfast. Private Patrick Murphy was mortally wounded within days of arriving in France. He was removed to hospital at Le Mans. He was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died of his wounds on Wednesday 23rd August 1914. He was 20 years old.
Further Information
Patrick Joseph Leo Murphy was born in Stewartstown about 1894.
Nothing is known of his early life.
Patrick was living in Dublin when he enlisted in Belfast.
Medal card
Private Murphy was part of the first draft of men sent to the Western Front on the outbreak of hostilities in August 1914.
Private Patrick Murphy was mortally wounded within days of arriving in France. He was removed to hospital at Le Mans.
Private Patrick Joseph Leo Murphy was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died of his wounds on Wednesday 23rd August 1914. He was 20 years old.
In 1914, when St Nazaire and Nantes were British bases, Le Mans was the advance base and a hospital centre. There were three Stationary Hospitals situated in Le Mans in September of 1914 and it was to one of these that Patrick was taken.
Private Patrick Murphy is buried in Le Mans West Cemetery in France.
Private Patrick Joseph Leo Murphy is commemorated on Stewartstown Cenotaph.
The CWGC record Private Patrick Joseph Leo Murphy as the son of Mr and Mrs Murphy of Dublin.
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Relevant Cookstown Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Stewartstown area Stewartstown Born in Stewartstown area 54.576901 -6.673753
References and Links
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1 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
2 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Patrick Murphy's grave can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2020