Murphy Frank Capt 37723

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Name Murphy Frank
Army number 37723
Rank Captain.
Decorations Mentioned in Despatches 1946.
Date of birth 5/6/1904.
Age 75 at the time of his death.
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry - Commissioned as a 2/Lt 29/1/1927. Transferred to the Reserve of Officers 2/9/1930. Transferred from the Reserve of Officers to The Durham Light Infantry 1/7/1939, and posted to the 12th Bn DLI as Temporary Captain and Adjutant. Embodied 24/8/1939. Transferrred to the Black Watch 20/12/1939, and posted to the 1st Tyneside Scottish 1/2/1940. Served with the B.E.F. in France. Taken Prisoner of War - probably around 20th May 1940. Relinquished Commission on the grounds of disability 30/11/1945 and granted the rank of Honorary Captain.
Company/Battery Battalion HQ.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Adjutant of the 12th DLI, then Adjutant of the 1st TS from 18/3/1940.
Joined Brigade 1/9/1939 on its creation.
Promotions Lt and T/Capt 1/7/39, Major.
Prisoner of War PoW Camp Oflag 9A/Z Rotenburg Fulda, PoW Number 564.
Died/Killed in action Died 10/3/1980.
Home address Greenlaw, Chester-le-Street. 18, Dryden Rd. North, Low Fell, Gateshead. Millfield Grove, Tynemouth.
Source table 1TS