Corps of Military Police

Cap Badge of the Corps of Military Police (King George V)
Soldier Details:
Surname: Murphy
Initials:   T.
Rank:   Lance Corporal
Army No.:  P/11786
Notes:   MFP. Awarded the Victory and War Medals. First served abroad (4) Mesopotamia, 6/2/1917. He was born in Haswell and enlisted and resided in Sunderland. Died of wounds, Makina. Formerly Pte. 2 Northumberland Fusiliers, No.26799. His Wife received the following items of property: 1 Gospel of St. Matthew, 1 Gospel of St. Luke, 1 Diary, 1 Rosary, 1 ID Disc, 1 Coin Bangle, 1 Pouch, 1 Shaving Stick, 2 Pipes, photos & Correspondence. Served Home 20/7/1915 to 23/12/1915, Home 24/12/1915 to 5/2/1917, Mesopotamia 6/2/1917 to 4/10/1917 died of wounds. Info from 4 x pension index cards: Particulars of claimant, Mrs Elizabeth Murphy (or Steel), 122 Millburn Gate, Durham, also 89 Princess Street, Hulton Colliery, Co. Durham, un-married wife. Murphy, Thomas, P/11786, MFP, 11/10/1917 Died of Wounds. Dependant Mrs E Steel or Murphy 89 Princess Street, Hulton Colliery Co. Durham and 122 Millburn Gate, Co. Durham. Unmarried wife. Info from Army Register of Soldiers' Effects, 1901-1929. He left £3 + £12-10-00 war gratuity. Shown on CWGC report as being buried in Makina Masus (New Extension) Cemetery, Mesopotamia Thomas Murphy.

Casualty Details:
Date Killed: 11th October 1917
Company: MFP
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