MURPHY, Dennis Eric

Known as: 
Spud
Rank: 
Captain
Regiment/Corps: 
Irish Guards 1st Bn
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
2718806 & 302884
Honours & Awards: 
Capt D.E. Murphy CBTC

Dennis Murphy was serving as a Guardsman in the 1st Bn of the Irish Guards in 1938 when he was awarded the Military Medal for his " conspicuous gallantry during an engagement with an armed band in the vicinity of Deir Bejjala o the 18th August 1938", Recommended by the Officer Commanding British Forces in Palestine and Trans-Jordan. A copy of his citation is in the National Archives  ref WO373/92/125.

He received his Commision as 2nd Lt. Royal Irish Fusiliers on the 18th December 1943. Post war entries in the Commando Association Newsletters show he was Hon Sec of the Derby branch in 1950, and that he served at the Commando Basic Training Centre.  He was a Weapons Training Officer at the CBTC.  Follow this link to our Assault courses, field firing weapons and grenades section of Commando Training.

The final military rank of Dennis Murphy in 1955 and later issues of the newsletter is shown as Major.


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