Mr. John James Christopher Murphy, a BA. of University College, Dublin, for eleven years a District and Sessions Judge in Burma, was killed in a recent air raid in Burma, it is learned in London.
Mr. Murphy was 48. He joined the Indian Civil Service in 1921, and served in Burma as an Assistant Corns missioner. He was appointed an acting District and Sessions Judge in 1925, and confirmed in this appointment in February, 1931.
From July, 1933, to November, 1936, Mr. Murphy was Registrar of the High Court at Rangoon. The post of District and Sessions Judge is a senior one in the judicial bdanch.
The M.B.E. has been awarded to Pilot Officer James Cowman (27), member of Clitheroe, for his conduct in rescuing the observer of a 'plane which came to grief in the Mediterranean. The crew spent four days aboard a dinghy and were then rescued by a Walrus aircraft. He is an old boy of Preston Catholic College, to which he went Irons SS. Michael and John School, Clitheroe.