Murray, William James Gunn (Private, b.1896 - d.1917)

Places
Accession Number 1DRL/0530
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Object type Letters
Maker Murray, William James Gunn
Place made At sea, Australia, Egypt, France
Date made 1915-1917
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 5147 Private William James Gunn Murray, 58 Battalion, Australia, at sea, Egypt, 1916-1917. Collection consists of twenty-six letters written by Private Murray while on active service, to various members of his family in Australia.

History / Summary

Biographical note: 5147 Private William James Gunn Murray, 58 Battalion. Killed in action, 27 March 1917, at Lagnicourt, France. Age 20. State school teacher of Warracknabeal and Horsham, Victoria; educated at Warracknabeal and Batchica state schools and at Warracknabeal higher elementary school. Son of William and Elizabeth Murray, of Murray Hill, Warracknabeal, Victoria.