John MURRAY MM

John Murray MM Photo:
State Library of Queensland
Birthplace
Northern Ireland
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Labourer
Enlisted
13-March-1915
Place
Enoggera
Age
23
Status
Single
Service No
2250
Rank
Private
Unit
9th Battalion, 6th Reinforcements
Embarked
12-June-1915
Place
Brisbane
Active Service
Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Highest rank
N/A
Honours and Awards
Military Medal
Fate
How Died
Died of wounds
Date
14-October-1917
Place
Passchendaele, Belgium
Cemetery or Memorial
Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium
Notes

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)