Andrew MCMURTRIE

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MCMURTRIE, Andrew

Service Number: 6347
Enlisted: 25 October 1916, Did initially enlist 27th June 1916 but was discharged as medically unfit, 4th July 1916 SRN 48195
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 24th Infantry Battalion
Born: Kensington, Victoria, Australia, March 1890
Home Town: Northcote, Darebin, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Baker
Died: Illness - pneumonia, Fargo Military Hospital, Wiltshire, England, 18 February 1917
Cemetery: Durrington Cemetery, Wiltshire
Durrington Cemetery (Grave No. 204) - Inscription "An honourable life well ended"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

25 Oct 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6347, 24th Infantry Battalion, Did initially enlist 27th June 1916 but was discharged as medically unfit, 4th July 1916 SRN 48195
23 Nov 1916: Involvement Private, SN 6347, 24th Infantry Battalion
23 Nov 1916: Embarked Private, SN 6347, 24th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

The summary below was completed by Cathy Sedgwick – Facebook “WW1 Australian War Graves in England/UK

Private Andrew McMurtie was born at Kensington, Flemington, Victoria in 1890. He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) on 27th June, 1916 as a 26 year old, married Baker from Northcote, Victoria.

Private McMurtie arrived in England on 29th January, 1917 & posted to 6th Training Battalion at Larkhill, Wiltshire. He was admitted to Fargo Military Hospital, Wiltshire on 14th February, 1917 but died at 1.45 p.m. on 18th February, 1917 from Broncho Pneumonia.

Three SOLDIERS who died on this day were buried in Durrington Cemetery Wiltshire (Coles & Hindhaugh were buried on 20th February & McMurtie was buried on 21st February, 1917).
Durrington Cemetery contains a total of 141 Australian WW1 Soldiers.
His full story can be found here

https://ww1austburialsuk.weebly.com/k---mc.html

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