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40th Somersetshire Regiment
New Zealand Medal 2nd Maori War 1861
Cue Cemetery – Plot
NameMURPHY – Jeremiah
Regiment (s)40th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 3036
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
2nd March 1852 / 18 years / Cork Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 8½ in
Fresh / Hazel / Brown / Gun-shot wound in left arm
Overseas Service/DurationAustralia and New Zealand – 8 years 7 months
Length of Service9 years 109 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 18th June 1861 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNew Zealand 2nd Maori War Medal
Intended Residence at
Middleton (sic) Cork Ireland
Pension Districts1861 – 1862 2nd Cork
1863 – 1865 1st East London
1866 – 1875 Western Australia
Pension Paid8d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
7th April 1866 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
BELGRAVIA 4th July 1866
Date/Place of Birth24th January 1835 Middleton Cork Ireland (Civil Service Evidence of Age)
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
MURPHY Michael (a labourer)
1808 Ireland
Date/Place of Birth
1813 Ireland
1832 Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Date/Place of MarriageDecember 3 1862 St Phillips Church Bethnal Green
Children by 1st WifeJohn Bernard  (possible child mentioned on Belgravia passenger list) B England –  (1) John Murphy mentioned in brother Alexander’s funeral notice and (2) John Bernard, Alexander Joseph and Ellen Murphy live Marine Terrace Geraldton 1906
D 7 March 1939 West Leederville, Western Australia
Ellen (possible child mentioned on Belgravia passenger list) B England – possibly Ellen mentioned above w John Bernard
Stillborn female B 1868 Fremantle Western Australia
D 1868 Fremantle Western Australia
Michael B 25th June 1869 Fremantle Western Australia
D 1904 Fremantle Western Australia
Alexander Joseph B 12th April 1873 Fremantle Western Australia
D 28th September 1936 Perth Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Catherine B 27th June 1874 Fremantle Western Australia
M SMITH Frederick 1896 Geraldton, Western Australia
D 21 August 1938 West Leederville, Western Australia
Bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Jane B 1876 Gwalia Western Australia
M1 COLLINS John 1899 Geraldton Western Australia
M2 GRIFFIN John W. 1908 Geraldton Western Australia
D 13th October 1962 Subiaco Perth Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
James William B 5th April 1880 Northampton Western Australia bap St Mary’s Northampton
M YEATES Elizabeth Ellen 1916 Kellerberrin, Western Australia
D 15 December 1939 Mundaring  Western Australia
bur Karrakatta Cemetery, Western Australia
Philip Edmund B 17th December 1882 bap St Mary’s Northampton, Western Australia
d 3 November 1917, Belgium WW1 Service Number – 3085 , next of kin – (Sister) SMITH F A
Thomas Aloysius 8th February 1885 Wanerenooka Western Australia bap St Mary’s Northampton
M JACOB Clara Emma 1911, Geraldton Western Australia
d 10 June 1917, Belgium WW1 Service Number 540 next of kin (Wife) MURPHY Clara Emma
Margaret Irene B 1888 Wanerenooka Western Australia
M1 WILLIS William H 1911 Geraldton Western Australia
M2 MCMAHON Terrence J 1932 Perth Western Australia
D 2 April 1972 Carlisle Western Australia bur Karrakatta Cemetery
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
ATTRIDGE Michael (a labourer)
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Assistant Warder 1867-1872
Miner (at Wanerenooka and Cue/Day Dawn)
Newspaper ArticlesThe Murchison Times and Day Dawn Gazette Thu 21 Jan 1904, Page 2, General News, death of Michael Murphy – mentions parents
The Geraldton Express and Murchison and Yalgo Goldfields Chronicler  Fri 23 Oct 1903 Page 5 Obituary for Jeremiah Murphy
Geraldton Guardian Sat 10 Feb 1912, Page 2 – Death of Jane Murphy – mentions nine sons and daughters living
The Geraldton Express Wed 4 Jul 1917 Page 2 Personal – Death of Thomas Murphy, refers to father Jeremiah
The West Australian Wed 13 Nov 1918 Page 1 Family Notices In Memorial to our brother Phil from Brother and Sister “Jim and Nell”
The W.A. Record Sat 14 Oct 1916 Page 11, Kellerberrin – Marriage of James William – mentions Jeremiah
The West Australian Tue 29 Sep 1936 Page 1 Family Notices Death of Alexander J Murphy loved brother of John, Kate, Jane, Irene and James
The West Australian Thu 25 Aug 1938 Page 1 Family Notices – Death of Catherine Smith, mentions siblings
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial6th October 1903 Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section Cue and Day Dawn Cemetery Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
10th February 1912 Geraldton Western Australia
Urch Street Cemetery now Apex Park Geraldton Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information1861 Muster & Pay List or Census Chatham Invalid Depot [WO12-12368]

1861 Discharge notes from 40th Regiment: Present disability is the direct result of military service and has not been aggravated by vice or intemperance. Two months after his arrival in New Zealand he was wounded in action with the rebel natives at the Waitara on the 27th June 1860. The ball entered outer surface of left arm a short distance below the shoulder joint and appeared to take its direction in front of the arm among the muscles of the neck, its further course could not be traced. This patient suffered severely from the wound and was for some time in a very precarious state he however made a slow and gradual recovery and is now invalided from inability to use the arm.

1872 dismissed as Assistant Warder for sleeping three times whilst on duty

1873 Convicted of desertion from Enrolled Pensioner Force – Imprisoned for 84 days and pension suspended for this period.