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On this day in 1915, Arthur Barrett Goodmurphy, a glazier, enlisted in Regina, Saskatchewan. He was born in Deseronto on June 23rd, 1896, the son of Ralph Goodmurphy and Annie (née Barrett). From Deseronto the family moved to Collingwood, Ontario and then to Regina.

Arthur joined the 28th Battalion with the regimental number 105410. He was described as being five feet five inches tall, with a medium complexion, blue eyes and fair hair. His service record shows that he arrived in England via the SS Olympic on May 8th, 1916. He was appointed Lance Corporal on May 8th and transferred to the 28th Battalion, which he joined in France on June 29th.

On September 19th, 1916 Goodmurphy received a shrapnel wound to the neck. He rejoined his unit on October 9th. In May 1917 he fell ill with trench fever and was in hospital in England until July 1917. He then served in England with reserve battalions until returning to the 28th Battalion in France on March 28th, 1918. He arrived back in England in April 1919 and left there for Canada on May 19th.

Goodmurphy was demobilized in Regina on June 2nd, 1919. He married Reta Ellen Fisette in Regina on December 29th, 1920. He died in Regina on May 27th, 1987.