Murphy, John

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Joiner 4th Class John MURPHY Spink & Son Ltd, Medals Sale
Joiner 4th Class John MURPHY Spink & Son Ltd, Medals Sale
Joiner 4th Class John MURPHY

'When His Majesty King George VI was inspecting the Airmen at a South Wales R.A.F. Station last week he shook hands with a Barry man who shares with him the distinction of having taken part in the memorable sea battle of Jutland. The King heard that Mr Jack [SIC] Murphy, of Barry Road, Barry, a civilian carpentry instructor, had served in the Navy during the Great War and he interrupted his inspection to shake hands with Mr Murphy and ask him how he liked his new job.'

Sadly by 1944 Murphy's health was poor enough for him be discharged again. He was fortunate to have survived both wars however his second term of service eventually proved too much and he died in 1949, his death was attributed to his wartime service and his family received a King’s Commemorative Scroll as a result.

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