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Colin Stephen Murphy

In memory of:

Sapper Colin Stephen Murphy

May 24, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

F/78571

Age:

24

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Canadian Engineers

Division:

1 Field Sqn.

Additional Information


Born:

September 24, 1919
Glace Bay, Nova Scotia

Enlistment:

June 11, 1941
New Glasgow, Nova Scotia

Son of James J. and Mary J. Murphy of Glace Bay, Nova Scotia.

Brother of Flight Sergeant David Matthew Murphy, who died while serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Commemorated on Page 401 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

IV. C. 20.

Location:

CASSINO WAR CEMETERY lies in the Commune of Cassino, Province of Frosinone, 139 kilometres south-east of Rome. It is situated in the valley of the River Liri immediately below the southern spurs of the central Apennines. Above it at a distance of one kilometre is the dominating hill on which stands the Abbey of Monte Cassino, founded by St. Benedict in the year 529 on the site of an ancient temple of Apollo. If approaching the CASSINO WAR CEMETERY by road, follow the Highway A2 from Rome to Naples and leave it at the Cassino exit. After passing the pay booths, follow the sign for Cassino. At the traffic lights, after a block of flats, turn right towards the locality of S. Angelo and the CWGC signs will then be seen.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • The Murphy Brothers
  • Photo of Colin Murphy
  • James Murphy and  Mary Josephine Murphy– James Joseph Murphy (1891-1964) and Mary Josephine Murphy (1891-1960) were from Newfoundland.
They were maried in Glace Bay in 1910 where they had and raise 12 children (6 boys and 6 girls)
  • Press Clipping– From a collection of newspaper clippings (album), donated to the Royal Canadian Legion Bernard Croak VC branch 003 by Shirley (Terrio) Green in memory of her mother Olive (Newell) Terrio.
  • Commemorative Album Cover
  • Commemorative Poem
  • Cemetery– Entrance - Cassino War Cemetery - May 2013
Photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Cemetery– Cross of Sacrifice - Cassino War Cemetery - May 2013
  • Cemetery– Cassino War Cemetery - May 2013
Photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Grave Marker– Cassino War Cemetery - May 2013

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