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VC333   Thomas Murphy

BORN   c.1839

DIED   23 March 1899  AGE   60

VC Won  7 May 1867   AGE   28

Place VC Won   Little Andaman Island, Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean

War/Campaign  Andaman Island Expedition

Name   Thomas Murphy   No.    1052

VC Issue No.   333   Awards   VC   

Regiment   24th Regiment

Later   South Wales Borderers

Now   2nd Battalion Royal Regiment of Wales - disbanded July 2012

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   Dublin, Co. Dublin, Ireland

Place Of Death   Philadelphia, USA

Buried/Location Ashes   Location unknown


Date Buried/Cremated   28 December 1902

Headstone      Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   17 December 1867

VC Presented   16 April 1868 by GOC Pegu, Major-General A Faunce at Rangoon, Burma


P  Victoria Cross honours board, The Royal Welsh Museum, The Barracks, Brecon, Powys

By The Way…

Body possibly given for medical science, hence later burial date

His last resting place was believed to be in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, but this turns out not to be the case. Thank you to Geoffrey Gillon for this information

VC Held By

Not known



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