6979921 Lance-Corporal James Joseph MURPHY, MM, MiD, 2nd Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

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    Army Number: 6979921
    Rank: Lance-Corporal
    Name: James Joseph MURPHY
    Unit: 2 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

    London Gazette : 24 August 1944
    6979921 Corpl. J. J. Murphy.

    London Gazette : 18 October 1945
    The King has been graciously pleased to approve the following awards in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy: —
    The Military Medal.
    No. 6979921 Lance-Corporal James Joseph MURPHY, The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (Portadown, Co. Armagh).
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    “During the morning of the 21st April 1945 at Canal Crossing MR 214735, after C Coy, 2nd Bttn Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers was caught in an artillery barrage, Fusilier Murphy, who was Bren Gunner in a Rifle Section had many comrades killed and wounded. He went out into the open under intense shell and mortar fire and brought in a number of the wounded. He never wavered and set a great example to his comrades. When ordered to come back to take up a defensive position on a canal bank, Fusilier Murphy took his Bren Gun and searched the canal bank, knowing well that there were several enemy posts there. He assisted in capturing a Spandau position and a complete section of riflemen.

    This Fusilier showed tremendous energy, courage and devotion to duty through an extremely heavy action."

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