William Murray

First Name: 
William
Last Name: 
Murray
Mother's Name: 
Janet Stephenson
Date Enlisted: 
Saturday, February 13, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
18th Battalion
Company: 
C
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Tuesday, November 16, 1965
Place of Death: 
Wollongong, N.S.W.
Details: 

William Murray (Service No 914) was born in Whitehaven, England around 1893.

At enlistment William was single, 22 years old and gave his address as c/o W Murray, Main Road, Fairy Meadow, N.S.W.  He nominated his mother, of Cockermouth, England, as his next of kin.

William embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A40 Ceramic with 18th Battalion, C Company on 25th June 1915.  After arriving in Egypt he was sent to Gallipoli on 16th August 1915. 

The 18th Battalion took part in the battle for Hill 60 and William was listed as missing between 21st and 25th August.  He was found, and served on Gallipoli until being admitted to hospital sick on 20th December 1915.  William was  subsequently deemed unfit for further active service due to chronic dysentery.  He was returned to Australia in April 1916, and discharged, medically unfit, on 14th July 1916.

In 1918 he married Mary Waugh and the couple raised 2 children.

William died in 1965 and is buried in Wollongong Cemetery, N.S.W.  William is remembered on the Balgownie War Memorial 1914-1918.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, MURRAY WILLIAM

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