The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Private Arthur Murray|
Ancestor's Name: Arthur Charles Murray
Ancestor's date of birth: 09/09/1882
Ancestor's date of death: 1964
Cause of Death: Natural old age
Service and Life Before the Boer War: 3 Years as a Member of 'A' Company Victorian Rangers.
Service Number: 291
Colony or State of enlistment: WA, Place of Enlistment: Perth
Unit: 5th West Australian Mounted Infantry (5 WAMI)
Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: 1899
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No evidence of post Boer War service.
Murray Page: 424
Contingent: Fifth Western Australian
Ship: SS Devon, Date of Sailing: 06/03/1901
Memorial details: Buried at Carvilla Cemetery Launceston Tasmania
Awards/Decorations/Commendations: SA Medal with Transvaal, South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902 Clasps
Personal Characteristics: Perfect gentleman.
Reasons to go and fight: Felt is was has duty.
Details of service in war: April 1901 - April 1902 in east Transvaal under Walter Kitchener including incident at Brakpan farm, 2 km north of Hendrina where three dead (16 May 1901).
Service and life after the Boer War: Tin Miner in North East Tasmania, shop owner in same area later.
Name of Descendant: Malcolm Kenneth Murray, East Devonport TAS
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson