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Murphy, Francis Hugh (1884–1916)

PRIVATE FRANCIS HUGH MURPHY

Attended Gippsland College, Sale. Studied Law at Melbourne University. Admitted to the Bar in 1907. Practised in Bendigo and Melbourne. Enlisted in July 1915. He was allotted legal work, but preferred to serve in the line, joining the 24th Battalion in France in August 1916. On August 23, 1916, he took cover from heavy fire in a shell hole at Mouquet Farm. A shell exploded at his feet, necessitating amputation of both legs above the knee. He died the following morning and was buried at Warloi.

Original Publication

  • Melbourne Cricket Club Honour Roll 1914-1918, 1998, p 16-17

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'Murphy, Francis Hugh (1884–1916)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/murphy-francis-hugh-24385/text33132, accessed 28 October 2020.

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