Thursday 28 April 2011

Lieutenant-Colonel Francis John Murray

Born on 23 June 1876 in Portsmouth, England - husband of Florence A. Murray, Winnipeg, Manitoba - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade "nil"; married; currently a member of the 106th Regiment; previously served in the Imperial Army (twenty-two years); Church of England; height of 5 feet 10 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; black hair.

Joined the 61st Battalion, CEF, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on 1 June 1915 - attached to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 23 April 1917 - attached to the 78th Battalion, CEF, on 26 April 1917 - attached to the 75th Battalion, CEF, from 9 August 1917 to 15 May 1918 - invalided sick to England on 15 May 1918.

Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal during the South African War.

Awarded a Mention-in-Despatches during the First World War - no official citation - unit recommendation date unknown (announced 28 May 1918): no recommendation text.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Canadian War Museum, 19680229-001, Manu 58C 1 2.18, Honours and Awards, 38th Battalion (Records of recommendations for honours and awards and mentioned in dispatches 19161121 19190117))

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