Sergeant James Dunphy (#3364) was a fisherman and sailor from Tors Cove, Newfoundland. He enlisted on December 26th, 1916 and went on to serve with the 1st Battalion, Royal Newfoundland Regiment. Having trained in England, he served in France from June 11th, 1917 to August 26th, 1917. During his service, Dunphy also fought on the front lines in Belgium at Ypres for 4 months in 1917.
In August 1917, James Dunphy sustained gunshot wounds to his left shoulder and right leg. He received medical attention for the rest of 1917, through to his discharge from the Regiment in 1919.
He left service in the rank of Sergeant.
On January 21st, 1919, Sergeant James Dunphy accompanied Thomas Ricketts (#3102) to York Cottage on King George V, Sandringham Estate for Ricketts’ private investiture of the Victoria Cross.
Visit the Royal Newfoundland Regiment Museum to see a portrait of James Dunphy on display.