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Harold John MURRAY

Regimental number2453
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTimber yard order man
AddressWhite Street, Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs R Shepherd, Clearview Street, Bowral, New South Wales
Enlistment date11 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 14 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'Courage and powers of leadership, enabling valuable services to be rendered.' (Hermies 9 April 1917).
Recommendation date: 12 April 1917

FateReturned to Australia 20 April 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He assumed command of and led his platoon with great dash, gaining his objective.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

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