MURRAY, George

Service Numbers: 51, 1043
Enlisted: 14 July 1915, Liverpool, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 12th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Orange, NSW, 1873
Home Town: Manildra, Cabonne, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer & Grazier
Died: 29 January 1961, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Cudal & District War Memorial Gates, New South Wales Garden of Remembrance (Rookwood Necropolis)
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Boer War Service

1 Oct 1899: Involvement Private, 51, A Squadron, New South Wales Mounted Infantry

World War 1 Service

14 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Corporal, 1043, 12th Light Horse Regiment, Liverpool, NSW
30 Sep 1915: Involvement Private, 1043, 12th Light Horse Regiment, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '3' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Argyllshire embarkation_ship_number: A8 public_note: ''
30 Sep 1915: Embarked Private, 1043, 12th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Argyllshire, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Mrs Susan Mary Murray, Athol Farm, Manildra, New South Wales

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 119
Date: 17 October 1919

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.