|Address||Allandale North, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||24|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Jane Murray, Allandale North, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Gunner|
|Unit name||Field Artillery Brigade 6, Battery 18|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||13/34/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Vic, on board A59 Botanist on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||6th Field Artillery Brigade|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
'Great coolness under fire, rendering valuable services.' (Pozieres).
Bar to Military Medal
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'On the night of 7th August, 1916, near POZIERES, the wagon lines of this Battery were shelled for four hours. Bombardier MURRAY was in charge of the stable piquet. Eleven horses were killed and fifteen wounded by shell fire. Bombardier MURRAY showed great coolness, got the men organised, and remained in the horse lines releasing the horses which he handed to gunners and drivers to take away, until all the horses were clear. His promptness cleared the lines quickly, saved horses, and avoided confusion and the risk of personnel consequent thereon.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Bar to Military Medal
'On the 14th September, 1917, at ZILLEBEKE, the 16th Battery position was heavily shelled from 3 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. with 5.9" and 8". At 3,.35 p.m. an ammunition dump alongside No. 1 gun was hit and it and the gun pit caught fire. These men [MURRAY and 8390 W.C. CHAMBERS] on Lieutenant DODD calling for a party rushed out of the shelter trench in the face of the heavy fire and with water from adjacent shell holes succeeded in putting it out. Later the pit was again hit and it and the ammunition and an adjacent pit caught fire. These men again went out with Lieutenant DODD in the face of the shelling and succeeded in saving the guns and ammunition. They displayed great gallantry and determination in the face of very considerable danger. Sergeant MURRAY was awarded the Military Medal in September, 1916. Bombardier CHAMBERS was awarded the Military Medal in A.I.F. Order 796, June 29th, 1917.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31