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Cyril Cowan MURRAY

Regimental number3670
Date of birth21 July 1890
Place of birthStreaky Bay, South Australia
SchoolAdelaide Public School, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPenong, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26.9
Height5' 5"
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Marion Murray, Wigham, Penong, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 May 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 April 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name50th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/67/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 4 August 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 July 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date17 December 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2201 Corporal Alex. James MURRAY, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 11 August 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Wounded, Villers-Bretonneux, France, 25 April 1918; invalided to Rouen Hospital; transferred to Portsmouth Hospital, England.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'City of Exeter', 12 July 1919; discharged (medically unfit), 17 December 1919.

Also served in World War II: Service No S70711.
Date of death12 June 1979
Age at death88
Place of burialMurray Family Cemetery, Penong, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, MURRAY Cyril Cowan

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