Farrier. 2nd Battalion. Military Train. *
London Gazetted on the 27th May, 1859.
Born in 1831 at Cahir, Tipperary, Ireland.
Died on 4th April 1893 at Darlington, County Durham.
Memorial on grave at Darlington North Municipal Cemetery, Darlington. County
Digest of Citation reads:
On the 15th April, 1858 during the pursuit of Koer Singh's rebel army from
Asimeghur, India, Farrier Murphy along with Private Morley, also the 2nd
Battalion, went to the rescue of Lieutenant HAMILTON, Adjutant of the 3rd d
Sikh Cavalry, who had been wounded, dismounted and was surrounded by the
enemy. Farrier Murphy cut down several of the enemy and was himself severely
wounded, however this did not deter him and he never left Lieutenant
HAMILTON's side until support arrived.
* Royal Army Service Corps.
Additional information:. Michael Murphy was promoted to Farrier-Major, in
the 7th Hussars. The Victoria Cross was awarded to him, but not to Private
Private Morley felt somewhat perturbed when he learned that Farrier Murphy
had been awarded the Victoria Cross, when they had both been involved in the
rescue of the Lieutenant. He told General Paget CB of his grievance, during
his inspection at Aldershot in 1860. The general took up the complaint, read
reports of the action, and on the evidence,. the powers that be decided that
Morley should also receive the VC.
Secundra Bagh after the slaughter of 2,000 Rebels by the
93rd Highlanders and 4th Punjab Regiment