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Pvt Thomas Murphy

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Pvt Thomas Murphy

  • Birth 1839 Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
  • Death 23 Mar 1900 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Unknown
  • Memorial ID 7034702

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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  • Added: 26 Dec 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7034702
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