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Sergeant William Murphy of the Royal Irish Garrison Red 4th Battalion 1 month 1 week ago #74408

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I am trying to find some document that can conform Sergeant William Murphy's birth date, also some document that would have his parents names on it. So as to be able to find more ancestors.
On his civil death notice, the person who filled it in gave his birth date as the 6 Oct 1860 England. Were as his army records give the year 1862 and born in Fethard, Tipperary, Ireland. His marriage record also gives Ireland as the place of birth. The army documents I have, are for a short service 2 year garrison duty with the Colours. William requested to be reverted back to Sergeant. His last engagement was in South Africa to the end of the Boer war, 1904-1905. He was discharged on the 10/4/1905 at Harrismith due to the reduction of the establishment with a view to pension. William Murphy never returned to Ireland. He got a job with the prison department in Bloemfontein as a warden. Married again in 1911, and died in South Africa in 1954.
What I would like to know, is were can I find info about his employment in the prison department.? Hoping this will give a birth date for him. And any other info that would be helpful.
Thanks.

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