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Robert Norman MURRAY

Regimental number5651
Place of birthGeelong, Victoria
SchoolAshby State School, Victoria
Other trainingEngineering Gordon College, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationEngineer
AddressMinerva Road, Home Hill, Geelong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 7"
Weight116.5 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs C Murray, Minerva Road, Home Hill, Geelong, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the 69th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date14 September 1915
Place of enlistmentGeelong, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name2nd Field Company Engineers, Reinforcement 14
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/21/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Company Engineers
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Age at death20.10
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialRue-Petillon Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row K, Grave No. 21), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
24
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Catherine MURRAY, Herne Hill, Geelong, Victoria
Family/military connectionsCousins: 3900 Pte Albert Archie RAPSEY, 8th Bn, killed in action, 18 August 1916; 10334 Driver Charles Allan RAPSEY, 10th Field Company Engineers, returned to Australia, 4 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 20 January 1916; disembarked Alexandria, 27 February 1916.

Taken on strength, 14th Field Company Engineers, Tel el Kebir, 22 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Killed in action, 20 July 1916.

Memo, Base Records to CO, 69th Infantry, Geelong, 2 July 1917: Murray is reported 'DIED of WOUNDS, 20th July 1916'.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, MURRAY Robert Norman

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