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Thomas MURRAY

Regimental number2050
Place of birthCordalba Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarmer
AddressCordalba, Isis, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Dorah Murray, Cordalba, Isis, Queensland
Enlistment date7 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Light Horse Regiment, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/10/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 31 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Letter/List 16 November 1921.
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Medal

'During the attack on 31st July No. 2050 Gunner T. MURRAY 53rd Battery, 14th F.A. Bde. was a signaller accompanying 2/Lieut. V. TOMSON, 71st Brigade, R..F.A.A who was a F.O.O. At 4. a.m. just as the attack had started this signaller was shot through the left hand. Notwithstanding the severe pain he continued laying out his line under heavy fire till the final O.P. was established at STATION Buildings and continued in rendering every assistance to 2/Lieut. TOMSON and in repairing the line all the time under heavy enemy fire until 4. p.m. when the situation had cleared. This man's extreme gallantry and devotion to duty was a magnificent example to the remainder of the party and was mainly instrumental in enabling communications to be successfully maintained.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 19
Date: 14 February 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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