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Owen MURRAY

Regimental number723
Place of birthParramatta, New South Wales
SchoolParramatta District School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationArchitect
AddressPhillip Street, Parramatta, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinE J Murray, Phillip Street, Parramatta, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in Submarine Mining Co Aust Engineers, Middle Head, NSW.
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe was made scout to Battalion while in Egypt. He was buried at Shrapnel Valley.
FateKilled in Action 20 May 1915
Date of death20 May 1915
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialShrapnel Valley Cemetery (Plot III, row D, Grave No. 4), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
30
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Elijah John and Annie MURRAY. Native of Parramatta, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother to Pte W L Murray No 722 1st Battalion.

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