Murray, George Alexander Hugh (Sergeant, b.? - d.1918)

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Accession Number 1DRL/0529
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 3 cms.
Object type Letters
Maker Murray, George Alexander Hugh
Place made At sea, Australia, Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Broadmeadows, Belgium, Egypt, France, Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli, United Kingdom: England
Date made 1914-1918
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM93 12/11/1371
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition
Description

Collection relating to the service of 1379 Sergeant George Alexander Hugh Murray, 14 Battalion, Australia, at sea, Egypt, Gallipoli, England, France, Belgium, 1914-1918. Collection consists of 159 letters written by Sergeant George Murray while on active service, to various members of his family in Australia.

History / Summary

Biographical note: 1379 Sergeant George Alexander Hugh Murray, 14 Battalion, AIF. Killed in action 30 March 1918. Age 23, in France. Son of William and Elizabeth Murray, of Warracknabeal, Victoria, Australia. Other biographical details concerning him are: Driver, of Warracknabeal, Victoria; born Warracknabeal, educated at Warracknabeal State School, became a bank clerk and later studied electrical engineering; served on the Citizen Forces; joined the AIF on 8 October 1914; was wounded at Anzac; killed in action at Heburterne, France. Aged 23.

Numerous letters in this collection were written from Woodcote Park Military Convalescent Hospital, Epsom.