|Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)||41583||17th Battalion|
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.
|Regiment/Service||Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)|
|Date of Death||09/10/1916|
|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|
Soldiers' Effects Book
James Murphy; 17th Bn Notts & Derby Regt; Private 41583; killed in action 9.10.16; War Gratuity £3; paid out to:
17.2.17 father John £1 18s 8d
7.10.19 father John £3 0s 0d
1901: Ambergrove, Crich
|James||Murphy||son||16||Wire works labourer||Crich|
1911: Ambergrove, Ambergate
|John||Murphy||Head (wdwr)||54||Farm labourer||Crich|
|James Crowder||Murphy||son||26||Wire drawer||Crich|
|Mary||Murphy||daughter||18||Ironer dye works||Ambergate|