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Murray MUSGRAVE

Regimental number3181
Place of birthWest Adelaide South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationJeweller
AddressLong Flat, Murray Bridge, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs L Musgrave, Long Flat, Murray Bridge, South Australia
Enlistment date19 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 14 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'For great courage at Mont de Merris near Strazeele on night 29-30 May 1918.'
Recommendation date: 5 June 1918

FateReturned to Australia 20 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'In the operations against enemy posts at MONT DE MERRIS near STRAZEELE on night 29th/30th May, 1918, Private MUSGRAVE with a Sergeant and three other men rushed an enemy machine gun post, capturing the gun and one prisoner and killing the remainder of the team. Throughout the operation he performed his duties with great courage and utter disregard for his own personal safety.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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