Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Jamie Brendan Murphy

In memory of
Corporal
Jamie Brendan Murphy
January 27, 2004
Kabul, Afghanistan

Military Service:

Age:
26
Force:
Army
Unit:
The Royal Canadian Regiment
Division:
1st Battalion
Citation(s):
Sacrifice Medal (Posthumous)

Additional Information:

Born:
July 8, 1977
Enlistment:
March 27, 1997

Son of Norman and Alice Murphy (2006 National Memorial (Silver) Cross Mother) of Conception Harbour, Newfoundland.

Jamie Brendan Murphy was born in 1977 and attended St. Anne's School, in Conception Harbour, and Roncalli Central High School, in Avondale, on Newfoundland's Avalon Peninsula.

In March 1997, he joined the Canadian Armed Forces and served with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Canadian Regiment. After having served in Kosovo with his regiment, he was on duty in Afghanistan with the Regiment's 3rd Battalion Battle Group when he was killed.

An explosion, believed to have been carried out by a suicide bomber, occurred near two vehicles on patrol in the western district of Kabul. At least one civilian was also killed in the attack and three other military personnel in the jeeps were injured. Corporal Murphy was serving as part of Operation ATHENA, Canada's military commitment to the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) led mission in Kabul.

Murphy was an avid sportsman and he also enjoyed golfing, baseball and hockey. Aside from being a qualified infanteer, he had also qualified as a driver, signaller, mortar-man and machine gunner. Aside from his parents and siblings he left to mourn his common law spouse of three years, Candace McCauley, who also received the Memorial (Silver) Cross.

Commemorated on Page 217 of the In the Service of Canada Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Digital Collection

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  • Personal sketch of fallen comrade
  • Photo of Jamie Brendan Murphy – Jamie Murphy, Kabul Afghanistan, 2003-04
  • Memorial – Chief Warrant Officer Steve Bartlett, Task Force Afghanistan's Regimental 
Sergeant Major takes time to reflect on the fallen. A consecration ceremony was held of the Memorial dedicated to those Canadians who gave their lives in the service of peace while serving in Afghanistan. This Memorial was 
originally consecrated in November 2003 at Camp Julien, Kabul. The closure of Camp Julien in November 2005 necessitated the move of the Memorial to its present location at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.  Photo taken on February 21, 2006 by: Master Corporal Ken Fenner, Task Force Afghanistan Photographer

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