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Sydney James MURRAY

Regimental number736
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFitter
Address46 Railway Street, Petersham, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Murray, 46 Railway Street, Petersham, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date10 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


*'Work near Rainecourt on 8 August 1918.'
Recommendation date: "23 August 1916

* Victoria Cross


Recommendation date: 8 September 1918"

FateReturned to Australia 21 June 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the aadvance, on the 9th August, 1918, towards Rainecourt, when, although wounded, and the only officer left in the company, he continued to lead it towards the objective, and, in spite of great pain, personally superintended the consolidation of the position, moving under heavy machine gun fire, from post to post. He refused to retire until ordered to do so.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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