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P02939.053

Image copyright: Copyright expired - public domain,
Public Domain Mark This image is in the Public Domain

ID number P02939.053
Collection Photograph
Object types
  • Black & white;
  • Portrait;
Makers
  • Elliott & Fry (Photographer);
  • Fry, Elliott V (Photographer);
Place made United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Date made 28 November 1917
Physical description
  • Black & white;
  • Portrait;

Description

Studio portrait of Major (Maj) Henry William Murray VC DSO and bar DCM, 13th Battalion. Maj Murray was awarded the Victoria Cross as a Captain (Capt) for "most conspicuous bravery" on 4 - 5 February 1917 at Stormy Trench, France. Capt Murray led his company in an attack and quickly captured the enemy position, fighting back three heavy counter attacks by the enemy. He encouraged his men, led bombing and bayonet parties and carried wounded men to safety. He landed at Gallipoli as a Gunner on 25 April 1915 and was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal in June 1915. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order for his work at Mouquet Farm in August 1916, and in April 1917 received the bar to the DSO for his part in the battle at the Hindenburg Line. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in March 1918 and in May 1919 was created a Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George.