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Corp Charles E. Murphy
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Birth: May 15, 1897
Brooke County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Jul. 29, 1918, France

"How Corp. Charles E. Murphy Fell In Battle" article, Waynesburg Republican, Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, 7 November 1918. Transcribed by Candice Buchanan.

"How Corp. Charles E. Murphy Fell In Battle.

Letter to Parents From Sergt. Floyd Patterson, Praises Young Soldier.

Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Murphy, of Wind Ridge, have received the following letter from Sergt. F. W. Patterson, relating to the death of their son, Charles E. Murphy, late of Company K, 110th Regiment:

General Hospital, No. 17, Markleton, Pa.

October 26, 1918.

Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Murphy, Wind Ridge, Pa.

Dear friends:

I received your letter this morning. Charles was one of my best friends and I feel if I am able to lighten your sorrow any by relating his death to you, I will only be too glad to do so. I did not see him meet his death, but I saw him shortly afterward, and saw him buried. He was hit by a machine gun shortly before dusk on July 29. He was hit in the chest and death came almost instantly. One of the boys in Charles' squad, who has since died, told me of Charles' end and that the only word he said after being hit was 'mother.' He was a fine boy and a splendid soldier. The company was very fond of him and he was well liked in the regiment. He was buried on the morning of July 31 along with 41 other Co. K boys. He was laid beside Sergeant Riggle. They were buried according to military laws and in such a manner that they can be easily removed to the United States after the war ends. I hope to be home before long and if I am able I would like to see you and tell you about Charles. I trust this letter finds you all in good health and that God will give you strength to bear this your great sorrow.

Most sincerely, Charles' comrade and your friend.

Sergeant Floyd W. Patterson." 
Family links: 
  Dennis Herman Murphy (1874 - 1934)
  Lucy Jane Jones Murphy (1879 - 1957)
  Margaret B. Murphy Snowden (1895 - 1980)*
  Charles E. Murphy (1897 - 1918)
  Mary F Murphy Nelson (1899 - 1986)*
  Dennis O'Leary Murphy (1914 - 1914)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Tombstone has a Memory Medallion.
Jacksonville Cemetery
Wind Ridge
Greene County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Candice Buchanan, Greene...
Record added: Dec 18, 2009
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Corp Charles E. Murphy
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Corp Charles E. Murphy
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