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Sgt. Michael James Murphy - Fallen

County: Cass
World War I - Fallen
Date of Loss: July 19, 1918 / Age: 27
Branch of Service: Marines
Company/Division: 97th Company, 6th Regiment

Killed in action, July 19, 1918.

Name included on the All Veterans Memorial at State Capitol in Bismarck ND.

Information found in Volume 3, page 2254 of the Official Roster of North Dakota Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.

Not a registrant, enlisted prior. Born, Dubuque, Iowa, Dec. 9, 1890. Enlisted in the Marine Corps at St. Paul, Minn., on May 13, 1916. Served in Central Division, from April 6, 1917, to Sept. 12, 1917; 97th Company, 6th Regiment, Quantico, Va., from Sept. 12, 1917, to Nov., 1917. Arrived in France Nov. 19, 1917, and served there to death. Grades: Corporal, Sept. 12, 1917; Sergeant, Feb. 15, 1918. Engagements: Toulon Sector; Aisne Defensive; Chateau-Thierry Sector; Aisne-Marne Offensive (Soissons). Awarded, Fourragere. 4 years prior service.