Died 17th January 1918
Edwin Arthur was born on 14th December 1885 to Alexander and Alice. In the 1901 census, he was a bag frame maker, living in Shoreditch. He married Louise Beatrice Evans nee Loake in 1916 and they had a son Frederick who was born in 1917.
Thank you to Sandra Malkin for this information.
8091 Serjeant William MONEY
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Notts. & Derby Regiment
Died 17th June 1918
Alfred Murphy was born in Newton, Hyde, Cheshire in 1883.
In the 1901 United Kingdom Census Albert Murphy 18, a collier () was boarding at 3, Whittaker’s Court, Dukinfield, Cheshire. He was recorded a brother in law to Ellen Murphy, 27, head of the household, married, but no husband listed.
On the 10th of June, 1905 Alfred was married to Emma Lomax in Wakefield, Yorkshire.
In the 1911 United Kingdom Census Alfred Murphy, 28, a coal miner () and his wife Emma, 27, were boarding at Avenue Buildings, Crofton, Nr. Wakefield, Yorkshire.
He enlisted on the 1st of June 1915, into the Sherwood Foresters (Nott’s and Derby) Regiment. He recorded his address as 11, Robinson Street, Stalybridge, aged 33 years and 8 months. He was given the Regimental Number of 26705. He joined the British Expeditionary Force in France on the 6th of March 1916. He was wounded on the 4th of June 1916 and was sent home to England on the 16th of June 1916, and admitted to hospital. After recovery he rejoined the British Expeditionary Force in France on the 10th of August 1916.
On the 30th of March 1917, he was awarded the Military Medal for gallantry and devotion to duty.
He received a shrapnel wound to his left knee and was again sent home to England and re-admitted to hospital. On the 17th of June 1918, whilst still in hospital, he had just had his dinner, and complained of not feeling too well, and took to his bed where he died at 1-35pm. He is buried in Military Cemetery, grave reference, C. E. 1956.
After the death of Albert Murphy his effects were sent to his wife Emma Murphy who was re-married in 1919 to Sydney Allen at New St. Georges Church, Stalybridge.He is remembered on the Stalybridge War Memorial.
Thanks to Frank Harrop for this information. I don't know why his M.M. hasn't been added to his headstone.