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Noel Stuart MURRAY

Regimental number7603
Place of birthDrummers Creek Queensland
OccupationSchool teacher
AddressNorth Bundaberg, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, H.S. Murray, 'Studleigh Villa,' North Bundaberg, Queensland
Enlistment date20 February 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 25th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 14 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll41st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 19 April 1918

FateReturned to Australia 4 January 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. On the night 17th/18th April, 1918, on the BRAY CORBIE Road near SAILLY LE SEC, this soldier a Battalion Headquarters Scout during a minor operation against the enemy to secure identification, displayed great bravery in the face of danger. He held the enemy wire whilst the Officer in charge of the party cut it for the patrol to pass through. This was carried out within a few yards of the enemy outpost line. When the party was challenged by the enemy and fired on Private MURRAY rushed the post immediately and personally killed 2 of the enemy. This deed which was carried out in the face of enemy machine gun and rifle fire was the admiration of the whole party, and this soldier set a splendid example of coolness and bravery under fire. He then acted as guide for the patrol back through the gap in the wire to our lines, under heavy machine gun and rifle fire, and it was greatly due to his skill in using the ground that the party successfully returned without sustaining any casualties.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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