Murphy, William John

Regimental Number: 427448
Rank: Lance Corporal
Branch: 13th Battalion

William was born in Killmaddy, Ireland in 1888. It is unknown when he first came to Canada, but he enlisted in the Canadian Army in Weyburn, Saskatchewan in December of 1914. William suffered from gunshot wounds to his left foot in September of 1916 at Maouquet Farm. He was invalided to Canada as a result of this injury in February of 1917, and discharged on August 31, 1917. William married Ethel Mae Collins on March 6, 1918; the couple had four sons and two daughters. William died on October 23, 1954 and was buried in the Lake Saskatoon cemetery.

Source: HT Nov. 18, 1954