James Peter Murphy DCM




Apr 16, 1886

Born at Ottawa Ontario


Nov 6, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      Number 59684 (Temporary number 717)

Ø      Next of kin given as Mrs B McCarthy (sister) of 8 Wright Street, Liverpool England

Ø      Previous occupation given as Blacksmith

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Roman Catholic

Ø      Initially assigned to “G” Company


Feb 5, 1915

To hold rank of Sgt


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama at Montreal Quebec



May 15, 1915

Disembarked at Devonport England and proceeded to West Sandling Camp near Hythe, Kent


Jul 1, 1915

Confirmed in rank of Sgt


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked at Folkestone


Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked at Boulogne France


May 8, 1916

Granted 9 days leave


May 17, 1916

At duty from leave


May 23, 1916

Admitted to No 2 Canadian Divisional Rest Station with Bronchitis


May 27, 1916

Discharged to duty


Sep 20, 1916

To be Warrant Officer Class II and appointed to position of CSM (Company Sergeant Major) to replace CSM Lou Verdon who was wounded September 15, 1916


May 24, 1917

Attached to 2nd Division Training Battalion


Oct 16, 1917

Granted 10 days leave


Oct 28, 1917

Returned from leave


Nov 21, 1917

Rejoined the 21st Battalion from the 2nd Division Training Battalion


Jun 3, 1918

Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal, London Gazette #30716



Jun 30, 1918

Proceeded to England for duty with 6th Reserve Battalion (in exchange) and posted to EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) at Seaford


Nov 5, 1918

Admitted to No 4 General Hospital at Eastbourne Sussex with a severe head cold and cough


Nov 18, 1918

Discharged to duty – Cat “A”


Dec 13, 1918

On Command to Kinmel Park “C” Wing, Witley, pending dispersal to Canada


Dec 19, 1918

Admitted to No 9 Canadian General Hospital, Kinmel Park – disease “NYD” (Not Yet Determined) later determined to be Mumps


Jan 25, 1919

Discharged from hospital


Feb 19, 1919

Ceases to be On Command to Kinmel Park on proceeding to Canada 

Embarked the SS Scotian at Liverpool



Mar 3, 1919

TOS DD 3 (District Depot No 3) at Ottawa


Mar 18, 1919

Treated at Fleming Military Convalescent Hospital Ottawa with Scabies 

Ø      Condition contracted while aboard ship on journey home from England


Mar 28, 1919

Discharged from the CEF at Ottawa Ontario by reason of Demobilization 

Ø      War Service Badge Class “A” issued – number 230156

Ø      Proposed residence on discharge – 4 Echo Drive, Ottawa Ontario


Oct 31, 1919

1914-15 Star despatched


Jul 11, 1921

British War Medal despatched


Sep 19, 1921

Victory Medal despatched


Nov 19, 1945

Deceased at Ottawa Ontario


 Notre Dame Cemetery
Ottawa ON


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