Letters from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, 1915

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Accession Number RCDIG0000957
Collection number 1DRL/0529
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 44
Object type Letters
Physical description 136 Image/s captured
Maker Murray, George Alexander Hugh
Place made At sea, Egypt: Cairo, Heliopolis, Egypt: North Egypt, Zeitoun, United Kingdom: England, Essex, United Kingdom: England, Greater London, Bexley, Abbey Wood, United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London, Greenwich, Woolwich, United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London, Westminster, United Kingdom: England, Greater London, Richmond, United Kingdom: England, Greater Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom: England, Surrey, Epsom
Date made 1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Description

Letters relating to the First World War service of 1379 Sergeant George Alexander Hugh Murray, 14th Infantry Battalion. In these letters Murray describes the sights of Cairo and criticises the negative reports being published in Australia at the time. Murray also describes the fighting at Gallipoli. Having been wounded at Gallipoli and sent for hospitalisation in England, he describes life in the hospital as well as his various injuries. Murray also describes his furlough to London and recounts a zeppelin raid over London. Of particular note, he details that some of the Gallipoli landing survivors applied for staff jobs because they were scared to return to Gallipoli. Murray notes that having been offered one such job himself, he declined because of his sense of duty.
This file contains:
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, Zeitoun Camp, Egypt, 2 [February] 1915;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his sister, Zeitoun Camp, Egypt, 2 [February] 1915;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his brother, Zeitoun Camp, Egypt, 2 [February 1915];
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, Egypt, 20 February 1915;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his brother, Heliopolis, 14 March 1915;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his father, Heliopolis, 14 March 1915;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, Heliopolis, 20 March 1915;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, Aerodrome [Camp], Heliopolis, 29 March 1915;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his sister, Aerodrome Camp, Heliopolis, 2 April 1915;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his sister, Aerodrome [Camp], Heliopolis, 8 April 1915;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, Aerodrome Camp, Heliopolis, 8 April 1915;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his brother, Aerodrome Camp, Heliopolis, 9 April 1915;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, Aerodrome [Camp], 9 April 1915;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, [at sea], SS Goorkha, 3 May 1915;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, Manchester, England, 17 May 1915;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, Victoria Auxiliary Home Hospital, Stretford, 1 June [1915];
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, Victoria Auxiliary Home Hospital, Stretford, 23 June 1915;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his sister, Victoria Auxiliary Home Hospital, Stretford, 29 June 1915;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his father, No. 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield Park, 4 July 1915;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, Stretford, 8 July 1915;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his father, Epsom, Surrey, 22 July 1915;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his mother, Epsom, Surrey, 3 August 1915;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his sister, Epsom, Surrey, 7 August 1915;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his sister, [Epsom], [Surrey], 9 August 1915;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, Epsom, Surrey, 19 August 1915;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his father, Epsom, Surrey, 21 August 1915;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his sister, Epsom, Surrey, [date unknown];
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his sister, Epsom, Surrey, 29 August 1915;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his sister, Epsom, Surrey, 30 August 1915;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his mother, Epsom, Surrey, 9 September 1915;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, Epsom, Surrey, 11 September 1915;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, Epsom, Surrey, 21 September 1915;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, Epsom, Surrey, 26 September 1915;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his sister, Epsom, Surrey, 1 October 1915;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, Peel House, Westminster, London, 10 October 1915;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his father, Epsom, Surrey, 15 October 1915;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his sister, Epsom, Surrey, 23 October 1915;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his sister, Woolwich, 11 November 1915;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, Abbey Wood, Woolwich, 18 November 1915;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, Abbey Wood, Kent, 5 December 1915;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, Abbey Wood, Kent, 11 December 1915;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his father, Abbey Wood, Kent, 18 December 1915;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, Abbey Wood, Kent, 20 December 1915;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, Forest Gate, Essex, 30 December 1915.