- Place of Use Continent - North America, Country - Canada
- Category Communication artifacts
- Sub-category Personal symbol
- Department Arms and Technology
- Museum CWM
- Earliest 1919/12/01
- Latest 1919/12/01
- Inscription (reverse/verso): 436470 Sgt. M. J. MURPHY M.M.; STERLING
- Materials Sterling silver, Silkworm silk
- Branch Canadian Machine Gun Corps
- Rank Sergeant
- Service Component Canadian Expeditionary Force
- Unit 4th Canadian Infantry Battalion
- Person / Institution Subject, Murphy , M.M., Sergeant Martin James
- Measurements Length 39.0 cm, Width 3.2 cm
- Caption Medals Project- Murphy, Martin James
Martin James Murphy was born in Southport (some documents say Wigan), England, on 2 January 1885. He was the son of James and Mary Murphy. His father was an assurance collector. Murphy immigrated to Canada in 1905 and settled in Battleford, Saskatchewan.
He stated that he was a motorman when he enlisted in the 50th Battalion in Edmonton, Alberta, on 18 January 1915. He was later transferred to the 4th Battalion, Canadian Machine Gun Corps. Murphy was awarded the Military Medal on 22 February 1918. No reason was provided when the award was announced. He died at No. 16 General Hospital in Le Tréport, France, on 18 September 1918 from gunshot wounds to the legs and right thigh. He received those wounds during the Hundred Days Offensive.
Martin James Murphy is buried in Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Tréport, France.
No citation. London Gazette, 22 February 1918, Supplement 30540.