Jeremiah Murphy, Papers

Scope and Content

Jeremiah Murphy papers comprising of army certificates; soldiers book; newspaper clipping

Administrative / Biographical History

Jeremiah Murphy was born in St. Anne's, County Cork, Ireland during January 1881. He enlisted with the Royal Garrison Artillery on 15 March 1900, aged 19. After 8 years of service as Gunner, 6 of which were sent abroad, he was transferred to the Army Reserve. He was awarded the Queen's South Africa medal for his efforts during the campaign of 1901-02, and also served at Mauritius.

He was once again called to the army during the First World War. On transfer to the Reserves, he settled with his mother Mary and brother Edward at Penydarren, Merthyr Tydfil, where he took work as a labourer.

On 10 October 1911, he married and settled with his new wife at Church Row, Dowlais. He found work with ICI and Welsh Products at Dowlais. In 1961, he and his wife celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary, by which time they had 9 children, 22 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Arrangement

Jeremiah Murphy papers arranged chronologically by record series

Conditions Governing Access

No Restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited by a private individual, 2003

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Annabel Wickham for the ANW Project; Sources used: Glamorgan Record Office finding aids

Conditions Governing Use

Normal Glamorgan Record Office conditions apply

Appraisal Information

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Accruals

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