Sunday 1 May 2011

Private William Alfred Murray

Born on 26 August 1893 in London, England - son of Alfred Murray, London, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as stove maker; single; no current military service; previously served with the 95th Saskatchewan Rifles and the United States Army (three years); Church of England; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; auburn hair.

Joined the 73rd Battalion, CEF, on 23 October 1915 (number 133019) - landed in France with the 73rd Battalion on 12 August 1916 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 20 April 1917 - wounded on 24 August 1918 - transferred to the Canadian Labour Pool, CEF, on 1 November 1918.

(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)

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