A. G. Murphy
Service no. 126952
Private, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), 203rd Coy.; formerly 21886, Bedfordshire Regiment*
Born in Lambeth; enlisted in Lambeth
Died on 29 March 1918 at age 19
CWGC: “Son of Mrs Alice Mary Murphy, of 2 Victoria Place, Priory Grove, South Lambeth, London.”
Remembered at St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France
National Roll of the Great War 1914-1918
MURPHY, A. G., Pte., Devonshire Regt.* and M.G.C.
He joined in February 1917, and was later transferred to the Machine Gun Corps, with which unit he proceeded to the Western Front in the following year. After only a short period of active service, he made the supreme sacrifice, being killed in action on March 29th, 1918. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
“He passed out of the sight of men by the path of duty and self-sacrifice.”
2, Victoria Place, Priory Grove, S.W.8.
*Discrepancy between the National Roll and Soldiers Died in the Great War
Information from the 1911 census
Alfred George Murphy was a 12-year-old schoolboy in 1911. He lived with his parents and siblings in 5 rooms at 6 Priory Grove. He was one of 7 children. Walter Robert John Murphy, 39, was a butcher from Westminster; Alice Mary Murphy, 37, was also from Westminster.
Walter John Robert Murphy, 16, was an errand boy
Charles Thomas Murphy, 15, was a milkboy
Frederick William Murphy, 13
Alfred George, 12
Harold Edward Murphy, 10
Alice Mary Murphy, 8
John Murphy, 6