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Murphy, Henry John

Date of birth:
May 29th, 1893 (Islington/London, United Kingdom)
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)
Rank:
Commander
Unit:
H.M.S. Cormarant, Royal Navy
Awarded on:
June 9th, 1938
"In recognition of your services to the wounded members of the crew of the German battleship DEUTSCHLAND at Gibraltar."

Following the attack on the "Deutschland" during the Spanish Civil War the wounded were transferred to Gibraltar where they were taken care of by a British military hospital.

German approval of 13 January 1938.
Verdienstkreuz des Ehrenzeichen des Deutschen Roten Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Commander
Awarded on:
December 17th, 1946
"For gallant and distinguished services in the Far East" (For services in Port of Rangoon, Burma.)
Mentioned in Despatches
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Commander
Burma Star

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