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Jeremiah Murphy papers

Reference code(s): GB 0214 D186

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Jeremiah Murphy papers

Short Title: Jeremiah Murphy papers

Creation date(s): 1899-1961

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.001 cubic metres (1 envelope)

Name of creator(s): Jeremiah Murphy


Administrative/Biographical history: Jeremiah Murphy was born in St. Anne��TMs, County Cork, Ireland during January 1891. He enlisted with the Royal Garrison Artillery on 15 March 1900, aged 19. After 8 years of service as Gunner, 6 of which were sent abroad, he was transferred to the Army Reserve. He was awarded the Queen��TMs South Africa medal for his efforts during the campaign of 1901-02, and also served at Mauritius. He was once again called to the army during the First World War. On transfer to the Reserves, he settled with his mother Mary and brother Edward at Penydarren, Merthyr Tydfil, where he took work as a labourer. On 10 October 1911, he married and settled with his new wife at Church Row, Dowlais. He found work with ICI and Welsh Products at Dowlais. In 1961, he and his wife celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary, by which time they had 9 children, 22 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.


Scope and content/abstract: Jeremiah Murphy papers comprising of army certificates; soldiers book; newspaper clipping


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Jeremiah Murphy papers arranged chronologically by record series

Conditions governing access: No Restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply

Finding aids: A full version of the Catalogue can be searched online at


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records offered have been accepted and listed

Accruals: Accruals are possible

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by a private individual, 2003



Archivist's note: Compiled by Annabel Wickham for the ANW Project; Sources used: Glamorgan Archives finding aids

Rules or conventions: Description follows Archives Network Wales guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition; AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: March 2006


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