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John Sydney Murphy

In memory of:

Lieutenant John Sydney Murphy

April 17, 1952
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Military Service


Service Number:

54320

Age:

27

Force:

Navy

Unit:

880 Anti-Submarine Squadron, RCN

Citation(s):

1939-45 Star, France and Germany Star, Atlantic Star, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp, War Medal 1939-45.

Additional Information


Born:

April 28, 1924
Ladner, British Columbia

Enlistment:

August 15, 1943
Vancouver, British Columbia

Son of Joseph and Dorie Murphy of Vancouver Island, British Colombia. Brother of Vincent, Patrick and Thomas Murphy.

Commemorated on Page 23 of the In the Service of Canada (1947 - 2014) Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial Plaque– Lieutenant JOHN SYDNEY MURPHY is commemorated on this plaque at Canadian Peacetime Sailors Monument in Point Pleasant Park, Halifax, Nova Scotia.  Of the seven sailors named on this plaque who died in 1952, five died on April 17, and two died on April 18,  presumably under the same circumstances.
  • Memorial Plaque– Dedication Plaque, Canadian Peacetime Sailors Monument in Point Pleasant Park, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
  • Monument– Canadian Peacetime Sailors Monument in Point Pleasant Park Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Newspaper Clipping– This news report appears at page 31 of the June 1952 issue of the Crowsnest, the Royal Canadian Navy's magazine.  (Submitted by Navy League Cadet Corps CHAMBLY, Barrie, Ontario.)

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