Sydney George Christoph MURR MM

Sydney George Christoph Murr MM Photo:
Wendy Holt
Birthplace
Toowoomba
Resided
Goombungee
Occupation
Farm Labourer
Enlisted
17-January-1916
Place
Toowoomba
Age
17
Status
Single
Service No
4856
Rank
Private
Unit
9th Battalion, 15th Reinforcements
Embarked
28-March-1916
Place
Brisbane
Active Service
Western Front
Highest rank
Lance Corporal
Honours and Awards
Military Medal
Fate
Returned to Australia
February 1919
Notes

Brother of 4855 Private Robert Frederick Murr.

 

Military Medal citation: "At Lagnicourt, France on the 15th April 1917, during a counter-attack this N.C.O. was mainly responsible for the establishment and maintenance of telephone communications from his Company to the Battalion Commander. On several occasions he repaired his line under very heavy enemy artillery and machine gun fire. His determination and coolness under heavy fire were most praiseworthy." (Awarded 8 May 1917)