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Donald Cranston MURRAY

Regimental number970
Place of birthInverell, New South Wales
SchoolPublic School, New South Wales
AddressWoods Reef, Barraba, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinFather, W Cranston Murray, Twin Brook, Bendemeer, New South Wales
Enlistment date16 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name33rd Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/50/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 4 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll33rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 14 June 1917

FateKilled in Action 23 July 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death35
Age at death from cemetery records35
Place of burialBethlehem Farm West Cemetery (Row C, Grave No. 21A), Messines, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William Cranston and Mary Ann MURRAY. Commemorated in Bendemeer Cemetery, New South Wales

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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