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Ernest Garfield MURRAY

Regimental number392
Place of birthBlackall Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation hand
Addressc/o Murray Bros, Blackall, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinSister, Miss E G Murray, c/o Murray Bros, Blackall, Queensland
Enlistment date4 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 3, Reinforcement 5
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/8/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 19 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Medal

'During the operations in the vicinity of ZONNEBEKE between the 4th/11th October, 1917, Sergeant MURRAY showed great devotion to duty. On the 4th October, 1917, when in charge of a gun team, his ability in handling his men and the fearlessness he displayed under the most trying circumstances was very marked. He kept his team working and guns firing under very heavy enemy barrage at 5.45 a.m. and by his courage and cheerfulness, he constantly encouraged his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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