Original U.S. 1934 to 1952 China Marine USMC Named Scrap Book with Souveniers
Original Item: One-of-a-kind Set. The term China Marines, originally referred to the United States Marines, of the 4th Marine Regiment, who were stationed in Shanghai, China from 1927 to 1941 to protect American citizens and property in the Shanghai International Settlement, during the Chinese Revolution and the Second Sino-Japanese War. Those Marines stationed at the embassy in Peking and the consulate in Tientsin referred to themselves as North China Marines.
This wonderful large scrap book, dated 1934 on the opening pages, is named to Marine Gordon S. Murphy who was assigned to the 4th Marine Regiment and includes certificate dated September 24th, 1935 appointing him as a Private First Class in the Marin Corps. Also included is a photograph of Murphy in dress uniform, a Chinese silk embroidered pillow sham and a Chinese 1946 dated silk embroidered scarf and a maroon wool armband with the letter F. A fantastic unique set from a marine that served nearly two decades and fought in World War Two in the Pacific Theater.
Captain Gordon Smith Murphy aka "Spud" Marine Corps serial number 240315 served as a China Marine before World War Two then fought in four campaigns in the Pacific theater during WW2. we are also offering his collection of medals, souvenirs, and insignia which can be found at this link.
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