Charles Henry Murray

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Charles Henry Murray
Personal Information
Date of Birth c1891
Place of Birth Workington, Cumberland, England
Death 27 Jun 1966, aged 74
Place of Death East Cannington, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 24 years, 8 months
Description 5'6½" (1.69m) tall ; 123lbs
55.792 kg
; fresh complexion ; brown eyes ; brown hair
Occupation Clerk
Religion Church of England
Address Station street, East Cannington, Western Australia
Next of Kin Father , Mr Thomas Murray
Military Information
Reg Number 2364
Date of Enlistment 14 Jun 1916
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 43rd Battalion, 4th reinforcement
Date of Embarkation 30 Oct 1916 ‒ 28 Dec 1916
Ship Embarked On HMAT A16 Port Melbourne Fremantle to Devonport
Date of Return 27 Jun 1919 ‒ 2 Aug 1919
Ship Returned On SS Königin Luise
Fate Returned to Australia
Monument none at present
Medals British War Medal
Victory Medal

Pre War

Electoral Roll entry: 1916 Station street, East Cannington, clerk

War Service

Entered Blackboy Hill camp on 14 Jun 1916 and a week later he was allocated to the 7th reinforcement draft for the 51st Battalion. However, on 5 Sep 1916 this was changed to the 4th draft for the 43rd Battalion, a South Australian raised unit. On arrival in England he was sent to the 11th Training Battalion at Durrington to prepare for France. From 10 -16 Jun 1917 he was in the Tidworth Military Hospital being treated for Varicocele (varicose vein in scrotum), and on 24 Jan 1918 he was transferred to the 10th Training Battalion at Sutton Mandeville.

Charles married 19 year old Gladys May Crossman in Cumberland on 1 Apr 1918. Gladys died on 13 May 1996, aged 97 in Bentley. On 7 Apr 1918 Charles proceeded overseas to France through Southampton from Fovant where he had also sent time in the 9th Training Battalion. After a few days in the Base Depot he joined the 43rd Battalion on 11 Apr 1918 in the front lines near Bonnay on the Ancre River just north of Corbie. He was to remain with them until given leave from 6 - 20 Jan 1919. Rejoining the 43rd Battalion a few day's later at Ramburelles south of Abbeville, he remained with them until 23 Apr 1919 when he began the journey back to Western Australia via England.

Discharged by the 5th Military District on 10 Sep 1919.

Post War

Electoral Roll entries: 1921 - 1963 Station street, East Cannington, clerk


Not included on the Canning Honour Board

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