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John MURRAY

Regimental number559
Place of birthWollongong, New South Wales
SchoolGeelong College and Sydney Grammar School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Occupationlnsurance clerk
AddressTasma, Moreland Road, Moreland, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Warrant Officer J Murray, La Perouse, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the School Cadets.
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 September 1917
Place of death or woundingMenin Road, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialHooge Crater Cemetery (Plot X, Row A, Grave No. 6), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
44
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Florence MURRAY. Native of Wollongong, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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