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Malcolm George Douglas MURRAY

Regimental number3647
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
SchoolSt Peter's School, Adelaide, South Australia, and Trinity College, Cambridge, England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressEastwood, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinWife, Mrs M L Murray, 'Hatherton', Park Terrace, Eastwood, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed as Lieut in King Edward's Horse.
Enlistment date3 October 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 33rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Port Darwin on 30 April 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Light Horse Regiment
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularWhilst at Cambridge he surprised Oxford by taking down C B Fry's record for the long jump and put the inter-university figures yp to 22ft 1/2in.
FateDied of disease 25 October 1918
Place of death or woundingDamascus, Syria
Age at death31
Place of burialDamascus British War Cemetery (Row D, Grave No. 41), Syria
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Malcolm and Rebecca MURRAY; husband of Margaret Louise MURRAY, 5 Warrington Crescent, Maida Vale, London. Native of Adelaide, South Australia

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