Lance Corporal James H Murdoch

{ Doc }

21 May 1957 - 12 Jun 1982

  • South Atlantic Medal with Rosette

Lance Corporal James Hamilton 'Doc' Murdoch, from Renfrew, Scotland, served with the 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment (3 PARA) and took part in the Falklands campaign in 1982.

Lance Corporal Murdoch died after being wounded during the Battle for Mount Longdon on 12 June 1982, aged 25 years old. He is now buried at Arkleston Cemetery, Paisley, Scotland.


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James H Murdoch

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  • Memorial for L/Cpl 'Doc' Murdoch, Evening Times, 9 May 2013.

    Memorial for L/Cpl 'Doc' Murdoch, Evening Times, 9 May 2013.

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Tom Herring said:
I was his first section commander in the battalion. Jim had an uncanny habit of getting injured (notice the plaster cast) but was even better at patching himself up. I decided that he should become the section medic, hence the nickname Doc, as I remember it, back in 1975. On Mt Longdon we were unable to save him though, I revisited the spot in 2012 and said my farewells by his plaque in Memorial Wood, Port Stanley. Sorely missed. Tom Herring Ex B Coy, 3 PARA.
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