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William Alexander MURRAY

Regimental number2078
Date of birth4 May 1877
Place of birthCraigside Place, Edinburgh, Scotland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationPainter
AddressAfton, Boronia Street, Kensington, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation39
Next of kinSister, Miss Annie Murray, Afton, Boronia Street, Kensington, New South Wales
Enlistment date24 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 13 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 January 1916
Other detailsSon of Alexander and Ann (nee Brandes) Murray. He came to Australia around 1908 with his family. Was gassed in the trenches at Gallipoli and wounded in the legs by schrapnel. Lived in northern New South Wales. Married Harriet Victoria Bell at Astonville, NSW
Date of death27 June 1948
Place of burialNorthern Suburbs Crematorium, Sydney

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