Charles William MURRAY

MURRAY, Charles William

Service Number: 1590
Enlisted: 14 July 1915, Liverpool, NSW
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 30th Infantry Battalion
Born: Orange, New South Wales, Australia, 1892
Home Town: Orange, Orange Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Orange Superior Public School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Stone Mason
Died: Killed in Action, France, 20 July 1916
Cemetery: Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Orange "Fallen of Orange" Memorial Banners, Orange Shire of Canobolas, Orange St John's Uniting Church Roll of Honour, Orange WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

14 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1590, 30th Infantry Battalion, Liverpool, NSW
9 Nov 1915: Involvement Private, 1590, 30th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '16' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Beltana embarkation_ship_number: A72 public_note: ''
9 Nov 1915: Embarked Private, 1590, 30th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Beltana, Sydney
20 Jul 1916: Involvement Corporal, 1590, 30th Infantry Battalion, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 1590 awm_unit: 30th Australian Infantry Battalion awm_rank: Corporal awm_died_date: 1916-07-20
Date unknown: Involvement 30th Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of William Joseph and Emily MURRAY of Edgar Street, Auburn, NSW

His parents later residing at 71 Piesley Street, Orange, NSW


Charles's WW1 Medals and Dead Man's Penny are held at Orange RSL Sub Branch

Ten members of one of the oldest Orange families, the Murrays, are now serving with the Australian Imperial Forces (writes our correspondent). The oldest member of the clan, Mr. John Murray, of Cudal neighborhood, is over 100 years of age and is still physically strong. A brother, Mr. Walter Murray, died few months back at the age of 93 years. The family came from Sutherland, Scotland, reaching Australia in the early thirties. They soon made their way to the Orange district and adopted pastoral pursuits, and later farming. Their immediate progenitor fought in the Battle of Waterloo. Messrs Adam and William Murray were members of the Soudan contingent, while Sergt. Adam Murray, Trooper Geo.  Murray. and Trooper Miller Murray fought in the Boer war. At the beginning of the present war Sage and George Murray, of The Meadows, were among the first to leave, going  with the first detachment of the Light Horse, to be followed by George Murray, of Cudal; John Murray, Cumnock; Roy Douglas, Eugowra; Miller Murray, The Meadows; James and  Walter Murray, Cumnock; Frank Murray, Toogong; and Sergeant C. Murray, Orange. George and Miller were in the South African war. Roy Douglas has been thrice wounded.