Murdock Ross MURRAY

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MURRAY, Murdock Ross

Service Number: 7734
Enlisted: 30 April 1917, Townsville, Queensland
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 15th Infantry Battalion
Born: Townsville, Queensland, Australia, 6 June 1895
Home Town: Townsville, Townsville, Queensland
Schooling: Central State School, Townsville
Occupation: Carpenter
Died: Killed In Action, France, 18 September 1918, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Jeancourt Communal Cemetery Extension
Jeancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Jeancourt, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Townsville Cenotaph
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World War 1 Service

30 Apr 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 7734, Townsville, Queensland
31 Oct 1917: Involvement Private, SN 7734, 9th Infantry Battalion
31 Oct 1917: Embarked Private, SN 7734, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Sydney
18 Sep 1918: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN 7734, 15th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...7734 Private Murdock Ross Murray, 9th Battalion. A carpenter from Stanton Hill (Townsville), Qld prior to enlistment, Pte Murray embarked with the 26th Reinforcements from Sydney on HMAT Euripides on 31 October 1917. Later transferring to the 15th Battalion he was promoted to Lance Corporal and, on 18 September 1918, aged 23, he was killed in action in France. He was buried in the Jeancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, France. His brother Second Lieutenant James Cassie Murray (/explore/people/119225), 7th Machine Gun Company was previously killed in action on 5 August 1918, also in France."SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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