James Crowder Murphy

Private

Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) 41583 17th Battalion

 

Notes
James was born in 1886 at Crich, the son of John and Eliza Murphy. Like his father James worked at Ambergate wireworks.
On the 9th October 1916 he was killed in action, aged thirty-one, during the attack on the Schwaben Redoubt, Somme, and is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.

Medal Roll Index Card
He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.

Sherwood Foresters Roll
James Murphy was killed in action when in the attack on The Schwaben Redoubt, Somme, France.

Derby Silk Mill Museum
Memorial shield 1987-170/1
Memorial shield given by Amalgamated Wire Drawers Ambergate District "In memory of Pte James Murphy, 17th Bn Notts and Derby Regt, 1914-1919". The Amalgamated Wire-Drawers was a trade union organisation, and was dedicated to those who worked in the metalworking industry in Britain. James was born in 1886 at Crich, Derbyshire. His parents were John and Eliza Murphy and like his father he worked at Ambergate wireworks. 41583 Private James Murphy was killed on 9 October 1916 at the age of 31 during the attack on the Schwaben Redoubt on the Somme in France. By the time the Commonwealth War Graves Commission got in touch with his family in the early 1920s, they had moved to 2 Kerry Street, Nottingham Road, Derby. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Name MURPHY JAMES
Initials J
Nationality United Kingdom
Rank Private
Regiment/Service Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)
Unit 17th Bn
Age 31
Date of Death 09/10/1916
Service No 41583
Additional information Son of John Murphy, of 2, Kerry St., Nottingham Rd., Derby
Casualty type Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference Pier and Face 10 C 10 D and 11 A
Cemetery THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

War Grave Cerificate for James Murphy in WW1


CENSUS INFORMATION

1891: Ambergate

Forename Surname Relationship Age Information Where born
John Murphy Head 44 Wire drawer Crich
Eliza Murphy wife 27   Matlock
Ellen Murphy daughter 15 Factory hand Crich
James Murphy son 6   Crich
Annie Murphy daughter 4   Toadmoor
Florence Murphy daughter 1   Toadmoor
Harriet Murphy daughter 6 mo   Toadmoor

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1901: Ambergrove, Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Information Where born
John Murphy Head 44 Wire drawer Ambergrove
James Murphy son 16 Wire works labourer Crich
Florence Murphy daughter 11   Heage
Harriet Murphy daughter 10   Heage
Mary Murphy daughter 8   Heage
Theresa Hind   35 Housekeeper Littleover

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1911: Ambergrove, Ambergate

Forename Surname Relationship Age Information Where born
John Murphy Head (wdwr) 54 Farm labourer Crich
Theresa Chambers (married) 49 Housekeeper Littleover
James Crowder Murphy son 26 Wire drawer Crich
Mary Murphy daughter 18 Ironer dye works Ambergate

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