Jeremiah Murphy papers comprising of army certificates; soldiers book; newspaper clipping
Jeremiah Murphy, Papers
Scope and Content
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.
Jeremiah Murphy papers arranged chronologically by record series
Conditions Governing Access
Deposited by a private individual, 2003
Compiled by Annabel Wickham for the ANW Project; Sources used: Glamorgan Record Office finding aids
Conditions Governing Use
Normal Glamorgan Record Office conditions apply
All records offered have been accepted and listed
Accruals are possible