ID numberRCDIG0000958
TitleLetters from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, 1916
Collection number1DRL/0529
ClassificationDigitised Collection
Record typeFile
Item count43
Object typeLetters
MakerMurray, George Alexander Hugh
Place made
  • Belgium
  • Egypt
  • Flanders
  • France
Date made1916
Physical description120 Image/s captured
DescriptionLetters relating to the First World War service of 1379 Sergeant George Alexander Hugh Murray, 14th Infantry Battalion. In this series of letters, Murray details the period from his continuing convalescence in England to his return to service on the Western Front. Continuing injuries prevent him from returning to service in early 1916 so he takes time to describe life at Abbey Wood as well as other significant events. One such event that Murray describes is the march that took place on 16 February 1916 when 1,200 ANZACs marched through the streets of London to St. Margaret's Church to a memorial service for all the colonial troops that fell at Gallipoli. After returning to service in April, he details his redeployment to Egypt and then to France. Murray goes on to describe the Battle of Pozieres and the fighting at Flanders in Belgium.
This file contains:
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, Abbey Wood, Kent, 6 January 1916;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his sister, Abbey Wood, Kent, 12 January 1916;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, Abbey Wood, Kent, 12 January 1916;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, Abbey Wood, Kent, 17 January 1916;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his sister, Abbey Wood, Kent, 19 January 1916;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, Abbey Wood, Kent, 20 January 1916;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, Abbey Wood, Kent, 8 February 1916;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his sister, Abbey Wood, Kent, 8 [February] 1916;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, Abbey Wood, Kent, 18 February 1916;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his sister, Abbey Wood, Kent, 21 February 1916;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his sister, Abbey Wood, Kent, 21 February 1916;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, Abbey Wood, [Kent], 28 February 1916;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, Abbey Wood, Kent, 6 March 1916;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, Egypt, 6 April 1916;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, "Somewhere in the desert," Egypt, 18 April 1916;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, Egypt, 23 April 1916;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, Egypt, 1 May 1916;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, Egypt, 9 May 1916;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, Egypt, 18 May 1916;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, "Still in the desert," Egypt, 24 May 1916;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his sister, Egypt, 24 May 1916;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, Marseille, France, 14 June 1916;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, France, 16 June 1916;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, France, 20 June 1916;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, France, 2 July 1916;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, France, 19 August 1916;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, France, 3 September 1916;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, France, 7 September 1916;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, Ypres, Belgium, 11 September 1916;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, Flanders, [Belgium], September 1916;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his sister, Flanders, [Belgium], 19 September 1916;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, France, 29 September 1916;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, France, 8 October 1916;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his sister, France, 29 October 1916;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his sister, France, 29 October 1916;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his sister, France, 17 November 1916;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, France, 17 November 1916;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his sister, France, 25 November 1916;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, France, 25 November 1916;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, France, 12 December 1916;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, France, 14 December 1916;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, France, 28 December 1916;
Second page of unknown letter, [date unknown].
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