Murphy Frank Capt 37723
Name Murphy Frank
Army number 37723
Decorations Mentioned in Despatches 1946.
Date of birth 5/6/1904 probably at Tynemouth.
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. Shown in the 1932 Army List under The Durham Light Infantry. 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. Transferred 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. Repatriated - date not yet known. Relinquished his 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 Tyneside Scottish 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 VIB,then 9A/Z Rotenburg Fulda, PoW Number 564.
Died/Killed in action Died 10/3/1980. Death registered in North Tyneside January 1980. Probate granted 16/5/1980 at Newcastle upon Tyne.
Home address Married Ada Eleanor Smelt (born 13/11/1903) in October 1934 at Gateshead. The 1939 General Register (reference FHDK 554 - 3) shows him as living with his wife and children at Greenlaw, Newcastle Road, Chester-le-Street. Subsequently lived at 18, Dryden Rd. North, Low Fell, Gateshead, and Millfield Grove, Tynemouth.
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