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John Adam MURRAY

Regimental number1998
Place of birthCarlton Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressPO, Urana, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, M M Murray, Urana, New South Wales
Enlistment date8 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 13 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


'Coolness and skill as scout, greatly assisting the Platoon.' (Hermies 9 April 1917).
Recommendation date: 10 April 1917

FateReturned to Australia 2 January 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'At HERMIES, FRANCE, on the 9th April 1917, L/Cpl MURRAY was one of three scouts covering the advance of their platoon. They were held up by wire and subjected to machine gun fire from a trench 30 yards distant. They immediately opened fire and by their coolness and skill put the machine gun out of action and enabled their platoon to advance without opposition.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174
Date: 11 October 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death30 April 1954
Place of burialSpringvale Cemetery

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