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Daniel Joseph Murphy

In memory of:

Sergeant Daniel Joseph Murphy

August 31, 1950


Petawawa, Ontario

Military Service


Service Number:

D-800597

Age:

28

Force:

Army

Unit:

The Royal Canadian Regiment

Citation(s):

Military Medal - Infantry (Royal Hamilton Light Infantry) - awarded as per Canada Gazette dated 22 September 1945. "Sergeant Murphy commanded a section of the Carrier Platoon of the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry through the bitter fighting west of the Rhine and in the fluid operations which have ensued since. Courage, resourcefulness and reliability have always marked his work. An instance occurred on 9 April 1945 during the attack on Haarle. The Carrier Platoon, leading the attack, came under intense flak, machine gun and bazooka fire. The Platoon Officer was wounded and his carrier knocked out. Sergeant Murphy, undeterred by the fact that he had been hit on the arm by a bazooka bomb which failed to explode, immediately assumed command and deployed his carriers so effectively that the enemy posts were silenced and infantry and tanks were enabled to get forward to their objectives. By his initiative and devotion to duty Sergeant Murphy has set an inspiring example to the entire Platoon and his enthusiastic determination and drive have contributed immeasurably to the successes the Platoon has attained." 1939-45 Star, France-Germany Star, Defence Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal & Clasp, War Medal 1939-45.

Additional Information


Born:

August 25, 1922
Montreal, Quebec

Enlistment:

August 12, 1950
Montreal, Quebec

Son of John Thomas and Margaret Murphy of Montreal, Quebec. Brother of Charles John, John Thomas and sister Margaret Ellen.

Commemorated on the Wall of Remembrance.

Commemorated on Page 53 of the Korean War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

COTE DES NEIGES OUEST (BARON DE HIRSCH) CEM.
Quebec, Canada

Grave Reference:

Family Plot

Location:

Cemetery located in Montreal Quebec

Digital Collection

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  • Plaque– Memorial plaques for Sergeant Daniel Joseph Murphy, Private James Russell Murcar, Private Stanley Richard Mudd and Private William Earl Morrison on the Korea Veterans National Wall of Remembrance in Meadowvale Cemetery, Brampton, Ontario
  • Memorial– A section of the Korea Veterans National Wall of Remembrance in Meadowvale Cemetery, Brampton, Ontario. The memorial consists of a central section and 13 other sections containing memorial plaques for each of the 516 Canadian service men who died while serving with the Canadian Forces in the United Nations operations in Korea. It was erected by the Korea Veterans Association of Canada and was dedicated on July 27, 1997.
  • Memorial– Central Section of Korea Veterans National Wall of Remembrance Left Part
  • Inscription– Central Section of Korea Veterans National Wall of Remembrance Centre Part
  • Memorial– Central Section of Korea Veterans National Wall of Remembrance Right Part

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