L/Cpl Robert Cooper James Murray

Service number 5747
Ranks Held Lance Corporal, Private
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Smithfield
Death Date 1916-10-04
Death Place Belgium
Final Rank L/Cpl
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 1st Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private Robert Cooper James Murray (5747, 1st Battalion) was an accountant’s clerk from Parramatta, NSW. He died of wounds at Ypres, Belgium on 4 October 1916. He is buried in the Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. His mother wrote that he was 16 and a half years at the time of his death. Robert’s uncle Hugh Creagh Massy Carter was also with the 1st Battalion when he was killed in action at Gallipoli.



Date of enlistment 09 February 1916
Date of embarkation 03 June 1916
Date of death 04 October 1916
Date of fate 04 October 1916