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Joseph MURRAY

Regimental number2776
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCooper
AddressWood and Carey Streets, Manly, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs Matilda Murray, Wood and Carey Streets, Manly, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date13 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll30 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name7th Field Company Engineers
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/26/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 30 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Quartermaster Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Company Engineers
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: Unspecified

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

DCM

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He displayed great coolness and courage in assisting an officer to mark out and excavate a support trench, moving along the line under intense shell fire to encourage the men.'
Source: CG 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He displayed great coolness and courage in assisting an officer to mark out and excavate a support trench, moving along the line under intense shell fire to encourage the men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' no. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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