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George Alexander Hugh MURRAY

Regimental number1379
Place of birthWarracknabeal, Victoria
SchoolWarracknabeal and Batchica State Schools, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarm hand
AddressWarracknabeal, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Murray, Warracknabeal, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Citizen Military Forces, Warracknabeal.
Enlistment date8 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name14th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular'Sgt G A H Murray with his two brothers answered his country's call in 1914; was in Gallipoli landing, wounded, invalided to England. Returned to Egypt then to France. Through years of active service on the Somme and Flanders he was killed in action. He was a noble upright character beloved by his comrades.' (details from mother)
FateKilled in Action 30 March 1918
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialCommecourt Wood New Cemetery (Plot I, Row A, Grave No. 8), Foncquevillers, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
73
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Elizabeth MURRAY, Warracknabeal, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 5147 Pte William James Gunn MURRAY, 58th Bn, killed in action, 27 March 1917; 627 Sergeant Leslie Harold MURRAY, returned to Australia, 11 May 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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