Sunday 1 May 2011

Private William Murray

Born on 16 October 1893 in Belfast, Ireland - brother of Minnie Murray, Bristol, England - friend of Miss Winnifred Thomberry, Belfast, Ireland - at the time of his enlistment in 1914: trade as farm labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 5.5 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Brockville, Ontario, on 30 November 1914 (number 410548) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 26 or 27 June 1917 - invalided to England on 26 July 1917.

(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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