Etc. -- Harry James Murphy died of wounds, 1918
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The following is from a page 1 article in the 29 Aug 1918 issues of the Simcoe Reformer and Waterford Star newspapers.

Norfolk Casualties

Killed in Action

11780 Corporal Harry James Murphy of Simcoe
796612 Pte. Charlton Sebring of Simcoe 


The following is from a page 1 article in the 28 Aug 1918 issue of the Simcoe Reformer newspaper.


711790 Lance Corp. Harry J. Murphy of the 28th Canadians. Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Murphy, Colborne street, Simcoe. Died of wounds received in action. Deceased was born in Walsingham and was in his 34th year.

The following is from a page 1 article in the 12 Sep 1918 issue of the Simcoe Reformer newspaper.

King Sends Sympathy

Mr. and Mrs. James Murphy, Colborne Street, desire through the Reformer to return thanks to the many people here and elsewhere, who have extended sympathy to them since the receipt of the news of their son, Lance Corporal Harry J. Murphy's falling in action.

Among others are the following:

"The King Commands me to assure you of the true sympathy of His Majesty and the Queen in your sorrow." --Secretary of State for War.

"The Prime Minister and members of the Government of Canada send their deepest sympathy in the bereavement which you have sustained."

"Dear. Mr. Murphy, -- I desire to express to you my very sincere sympathy in the recent decease of your son, No. 1051255, Lance Corporal Harry James Murphy, Canadian Expeditionary Force, who in sacrificing his life at the front in action with the enemy, has rendered the highest service of a worthy citizen.
The heavy loss which you and the nation have sustained would indeed be depressing were it not redeemed by the knowledge that the brave comrade for whom we mourn performed his duties fearlessly and well as became a good soldier, and gave his life for the great cause of human liberty and the defense of the Empire. Again extending to you in your bereavement my condolence and heartfelt sympathy, I am, yours faithfully 
-- (Signed) S. G. Mewburn, Minister of Militia and Defense for Canada."

The following item is from page 10 of the 26 Sep 1918 issue of the Simcoe Reformer newspaper.

Mr. James Murphy, Colborne St., has received another 
line from Mr. Maxwell, of the Clearing Station, France, regarding Harry Murphy.

Harry and a section of men were trying to get around this post, when he was shot from the flank with a machine gun bullet, which entered above the right hip and came out the left side, below the stomach, causing a great loss of blood.

He received first aid at once, but while lying there another bullet entered his thigh, but this wound 
did not bleed mach.

Maxwell was with him 20 minutes later and he was quite cheeful. They then captured the town and stretcher bearer following closely carried the 
wounded soldier to the dressing station.

He died the next day. 


Also see Harry's Attestation Paper: side 1 | side 2.

Harry Murphy

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