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Harold Roy MURRAY

Regimental number16138
Place of birthWellington New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressDubbo, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs C Murray, 'Trealmont', Obley Road, Dubbo, New South Wales
Enlistment date1 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentStaff Sergeant
Unit nameStaff Sergeant Dispensers
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/108/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 31 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollStaff Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 10 June 1919

Meritorious Service Medal

'For conspicuous ability and devotion to duty. This N.C.O. has carried out the preparation of Trench Foot material for the whole of the Division during the winter months. The quantity thus handles by this N.C.O. is estimated at over ten (10) tons in all, and the work has been done at short notice and late at night. It has entailed exposure to the irritant vapours of the ingredients with consequent detrimental physical effects. Staff Sergeant Murray's work in this connection has been carried out with the greatest skill and cheerful disregard of personal comfort, and its value to the welfare of the troops would be too difficult to over estimate.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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