Arnhem Medic

Discussion in 'Airborne' started by gliderrider, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. gliderrider

    gliderrider Senior Member

    Hello, wondering if anyone, well AM i suppose :) on francis murphy service number 14671649, was at the Schoonoord Dressing Station as a medic ?
    Regards Simon
  2. arnhem2280

    arnhem2280 Member

    Murphy was 181 A/L Field Ambulance and was at Arnhem as to where he was during the battle I can't help I'm afraid.


  3. Medic7922

    Medic7922 Senior Member

    I have taken a glance through RB & RC and found Pte Murphy who was with the 181 in the Schoonoord hotel but no mention of his whereabouts after the battle, I know a number of 181 Medical Orderlies went to the Airborne Hospital in Apeldoorn then on to POW camps after, I would suggest Niall would know the answer with his vast amount of information to hand.
  4. horsapassenger

    horsapassenger Senior Member

    Murphy appears on the list of 181 orderlies who were at Apeldoorn.

  5. Jolly Squire

    Jolly Squire Member


    Francis Murphy is in the Divisional Casualty Files amongst the “non-wounded other ranks”. He was transferred from Apeldoorn by train to STALAG VIIIB/344 POW Camp near Lamsdorf – Poland on 18 October 1944 and was allocated the POW No. 93695. This is the date on which the British medical staff in the King William III Barracks at Apeldoorn (the British administered, so-called Airborne Hospital) were ordered immediate removal of all personnel at one hours notice, so no doubt until then Pte Murphy had served in the Airborne Hospital as a medical orderly.
    Hope this helps.
  6. gliderrider

    gliderrider Senior Member

    Many Thanks to you all, most helpful. I met his son on the plane to Holland, thought he was visiting Arnhem but he was off to America. He did not know anymore about his Fathers service, than what was in my initial question. So your information will be of great interest to him.

    Again many thanks to you all.
    regards Simon

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