Source: 18th Battalion Nominal Roll, April 1915 during research into how many Americans joined the Battalion.
PTE. MURPHY WINDS MEDAL FOR VALOR.
STRATHROY, Oct. 24.– In a letter received from one of the boys of the 135th Battalion today he mentioned that Pte. Roy Murphy, who has been twice wounded, has won a distinguished service medal. Pte. Murphy is a son of Mr. David Murphy, of this town.
Source: London Free Press. October 25, 1916. Via Allan Miller at Facebook.
Note that this report may be in error or refer to another man by the name of Murphy.