Robert Raymond (Bob) MURDEN

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MURDEN, Robert Raymond

Service Number: 1525
Enlisted: 16 December 1914, Enoggera, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 15th Infantry Battalion
Born: Balmain, New South Wales, Australia, 27 April 1888
Home Town: Annandale, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Schooling: Rozelle Public School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Iron moulder
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 1 May 1915, aged 27 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave, Named on Panel 48 of the Memorial.
Memorials: Annandale War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Balmain War Memorial, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

16 Dec 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1525, Enoggera, Queensland
13 Feb 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1525, 15th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
13 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1525, 15th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Seang Choon, Brisbane
1 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1525, 15th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
1 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1525, 15th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Paul Trevor

'PRIVATE R. R. MURDEN.

Private R. R. Murden, killed in action, was born at Balmain, and was 27 years of age. He was a moulder, employed at Mount Morgan, and enlisted in the Queensland forces.' SOURCE (nla.gov.au)

 

'AUSTRALIAN CASUALTIES.

Our Mount Morgan correspondent, writing on Monday, says : — " In recent lists of soldiers killed, in action there appeared the names of two Mount Morgan men — Robert Leonard Elstob, a single man, twenty-two years of age, a bridge carpenter, whose relatives reside near Clifton, and R. R. Murden. who left with the Fifteenth Battalion, who was formerly employed as a moulder at the Mount Morgan Gold-mining Company's works.' SOURCE (nla.gov.au)

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