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Regimental number4342
Place of birthCharlestown New South Wales
AddressMillett Street, St Arnaud, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Murray, Millett Street, St Arnaud, Victoria
Enlistment date20 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 29 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 13 March 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'On the morning of the 15th April, 1917 in the vicinity of LONGATTE, the 43rd Battery was heavily shelled. Gunner MURRAY was the only man on his gun who was not a casualty, and while still remaining under heavy shell fire he displayed great pluck and coolness in getting the wounded men away to a place of safety.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death7 December 1958

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