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Private Arthur Murray

Ancestor Details

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.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Malcolm Kenneth Murray, East Devonport TAS
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson


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