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Regimental number3898
Place of birthGingin, Western Australia
SchoolGingin State School, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCarnamah, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 10"
Weight157 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs F E Murray, Gingin, Mrwa, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 August 1915
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board RMS Mongolia on 22 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 31 July 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death33
Age at death from cemetery records33
Place of burialBorre British Cemetery (Plot II, Row F, Grave No. 9), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Elizabeth Fanny MURRAY, Gingin, Western Australia
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 20 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 5 April 1916.

Wounded in action, 22 July 1916 (gun shot wound, buttock); admitted to 44th Casualty Clearing Station, 23 July 1916; transferred by Ambulance Train to 16th General Hospital, Le Treport, 24 July 1916; to England, 13 August 1916, and admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Dudley Road, Birmingham, 14 August 1916; discharged to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs (date not recorded).

Found guilty, 7 November 1916, of being absent without leave from 3 pm, 29 October, to 9.30 am, 7 November 1916: awarded 144 hours' detention, and forfeiture of 10 days' pay.

Proceeded overseas to France, 4 December 1916; rejoined Bn, in the field, 16 December 1916.

Admitted to 2nd Field Ambulance, 28 April 1917 (warts on penis); transferred to 56th Casualty Clearing Station, 29 April 1917; to 51st General Hospital, 6 May 1917; discharged to Base Depot, Havre, 2 June 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 10 June 1917.

Admitted to 9th Casualty Clearing Station, 28 July 1917 (trench fever), and transferred to 5th General Hospital, Rouen; to England, 12 August 1917, and admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Birmingham, 13 August 1917; transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield,, 25 August 1917; discharged on furlough, 29 August 1917, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 12 September 1917.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 24 September 1917; discharged, 4 October 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 11 days.

Marched in to Convalescent Training Depot, 4 October 1917.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 9 October 1917 (urethritis: non-venereal); discharged, 12 October 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 1 February 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 6 February 1918.

Admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 9 May 1918 (cellulitis, right finger), and transferred to 2nd Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 9, 11 May 1918, and admitted to 2nd Australian General Hospital, 12 May 1918; discharged to No 1 Convalescent Depot, 15 May 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 7 June 1918.

Wounded in action, 30 July 1918 (shrapnel wound, head; fractured skull), and admitted to 1st Australian Field Ambulance, 31 June 1918.

Died of wounds, 31 July 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, MURRAY Aeneas

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