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Stanley MURRAY

Regimental number2846
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBlacksmith
Address45 Cook Road, Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, E Murray, 45 Cook Road, Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date12 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 3 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia 31 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as a stretcher bearer during the attack on the Hindenburg Line North of BELLICOURT on 30th September 1918. Although Machine Gun and shell fire were particularly heavy, this gallant stretcher bearer was almost foremost in attending to the wounded. He constantly moved about, heedless of danger, under the heaviest fire, in the execution of his duty, and did magnificent work in carrying numerous wounded men from exposed positions. While engaged on a perilous excursion into No Man's Land, Murray was unfortunately severely wounded. The fine example of courage and unselfish devotion to duty displayed by this gallant soldier did much to inspire his comrades during the succeeding days fighting.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Date of death14 April 1939

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