John Murray served at Gallipoli during August-November 1915. In Egypt in February 1916 he transferred to the newly-raised 49th Battalion and landed in France in June. In September he was wounded in action and hospitalised. In June 1917 he was wounded in action at Messines, where his bravery earned him the Military Medal. In July he was hospitalised with trench feet and did not re-join his unit until October. Six days later he was wounded in action near Passchendaele and died of his wounds on 14 October.
Military Medal citation: “His Majesty the King has been graciously pleased to award the Military Medal for bravery in the Field.” (Awarded 23 June 1917)