Clyde Reginald Murphy

First Name: 
Clyde
Middle Name: 
Reginald
Last Name: 
Murphy
Mother's Name: 
Ellen Murphy (nee Barrett)
Father's Name: 
Michael Murphy
Date Enlisted: 
Friday, January 7, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
45th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Place of Death: 
Wollongong, N.S.W.
Details: 

Clyde Murphy (Service No 5128) was born in Keiraville, N.S.W. around 1895.

When Clyde enlisted he was a single 21 year old Wheeler, and had served 2 years in the Cadets.

Clyde embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A16 Star of Victoria with 16th Reinforcements, 13th Battalion on 31st March 1916.  When he arrived in Egypt he was transferred to 45th Battalion.

Clyde served on the Western Front, arriving in France on 18th July 1916. 

On 24th November 1916 he was admitted to hospital suffering from trench foot.  He remained in England until September 1917 when he returned to France. 

On 13th October 1917 he was wounded in action and was evacuated to hospital for treatment of shrapnel wounds to his arm.  He returned to the front on 27th November and served until 5th April 1918 when he was wounded a second time.  This time he was evacuated to hospital in England for treatment of a severe gun shot wound to his back.

He was returned to Australia in May 1919 and discharged on 23rd October 1919.

In 1921 he married Mabel Dobson in Sydney.  Clyde died in Wollongong in 1972. 

Clyde's brother Edward was killed in action.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, MURPHY CLYDE REGINALD

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