Saturday 30 April 2011

Private Louis Murray

Born on 7 July 1896 in Tilley Road, New Brunswick - son of Michael Murray, Tilley Road, New Brunswick - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as lumberman; single; no current military service; previously served with the 73rd Regiment (two years); Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; dark brown eyes.

Joined the 77th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 7 October 1915 (number 145255) - departed for overseas on 19 June 1916 - taken on the strength of the 73rd Battalion, CEF, on 12 August 1916 - invalided sick to England on 16 April 1917 - transferred to No.1 Canadian Veterinary Hospital, CAVC, CEF, on 18 January 1918 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 12 July 1918 - killed in action on 1 September 1918 - buried in Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery (grave I.C.31), France.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,; Anonymous, An Historical Sketch of the Seventy-Seventh Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force (Ottawa: War Publications Limited, 1926), p.127)

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