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  Laurence Dunphy Force: Army Regiment: Canadian Infantry Battalion: 25th Battalion Regimental Number: 67299 Date of Birth: April 25, 1879 Place of Birth: St Johns Country: Newfoundland Trade: fisherman Marital Status: Single Prior Military Experience: (Enlisted at Yarmouth, Nova Scotia) Place of Enlistment: Halifax, Nova Scotia Prior Military Experience: (Enlisted at Yarmouth, Nova Scotia) Date of Enlistment: November 15, 1914 Age at enlistment: 35 Height: 5 Feet 7 Inches   Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: John Devereux (uncle), Trepassey, Newfoundland     Lawrence Dunphy was from Trepassey, Newfoundland.  He was aboard a fishing schooner in Yarmouth Harbour in November 1914. He expressed an interest in enlisting and was given railway transportation to Halifax and taken on strength there November 15, 1914 with the 25th Battalion. He was killed in the Battle of the Craters on April 14, 1916 during German attacks on the craters. Date of Death: April 14, 1916 Age at Death: 37 Buried at: Dickebusch New Military Cemetery, Belgi Plot: I. 40. The New Military Cemetery was begun in February 1915 and was used until May 1917 by fighting units and field ambulances, with a few further burials taking place in March and April 1918. The Extension was used from May 1917 to January 1918. The New Military Cemetery contains 624 First World War burials, including 8 unidentified, the Extension contains 547 including 5 unidentified. Commemorated on Page 81 of the First World War Book of Remembrance This page is displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on February 27 Listed on the Nominal Roll of the 25th Battalion.
Private Lawrence Dunphy
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