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Pvt Thomas Murphy
Birth: 1839
County Dublin, Ireland
Death: Mar. 23, 1900
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Dublin, Ireland, he served as a Private in the 2nd Battalion, 24th Regiment of Foot, British Army. During an expedition at the Andaman Islands, in the Bay of Bengal, India, May 7, 1867, Private Murphy was one of a party of five in a boat sent to the island to find seven of the crew who had landed from the ship Assam Valley and were feared murdered by the cannibalistic islanders. Private Murphy manning the boat through stormy dangerous surf, risked his life to save others. For bravery at sea in saving life in a storm, he was awarded the Victoria Cross and is one of only six awarded for action when no enemy was present. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
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A Christmas Wreath to Honor You
- Sue Downhill
 Added: Dec. 27, 2015
Rest in peace old chap.
- derrick unwin
 Added: Jul. 22, 2015

- James Snow
 Added: Mar. 23, 2015
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