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John Andrew MURRAY

Regimental number12737
Place of birthSouth Bank England
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCar driver
Address11 Osborne Street, Hackney, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinMother, Mrs C Murray, 77 High Street, Redcar, Yorkshire, England
Enlistment date11 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Field Ambulance
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/54/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 31 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 12 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'From 11th to 14th October, 1917, East of YPRES, this stretcher bearer showed consistent courage and untiring energy in his efforts to evacuate the wounded along the YPRES-PASSCHAENDAELE Railway, which was under very heavy shell fire the whole time. On two occasions he was knocked over by shell explosions, but struggled bravely on again to take his patient to a place of safety. Although working almost waist-deep in mud and almost exhausted, he refused to leave his post until all the wounded had been evacuated.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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