ID numberRCDIG0000959
TitleLetters from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, 1917
Collection number1DRL/0529
ClassificationDigitised Collection
Record typeFile
Item count50
Object typeLetters
MakerMurray, George Alexander Hugh
Place made
  • Belgium
  • Flanders
  • France
Date made1917
Physical description145 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 his service on the Western Front in France and Belgium throughout 1917. He describes the fighting on the Western Front as well as the devastation that it caused. Murray writes about the fighting at Gueudecourt and Pozieres that took place in 1916. He also writes of his brother 5147 Private William James Gunn Murray (58 Battalion) who died delivering a message at Lagnicourt on 27 March 1917. Murray's attitude to conscription is evident as he attempts to dissuade his sister from enlisting as a nurse, stating that "any one over here who has been through it never wishes to bring another if he can help it to put up with the hardships of this life."
This file contains:
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his sister, France, 3 January [1917];
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, France, 4 January [1917];
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, France, 10 January 1917;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his father, France, 15 January 1917;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, France, 29 January 1917;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his sister, France, 15 February 1917;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his sister, France, 17 February [1917];
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, France, 25 February 1917;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, France, 12 March 1917;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, France, 18 March 1917;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, France, 28 March 1917;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, France, 3 April 1917;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, France, 9 April 1917;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his sister, "In the field," [France], 22 April 1917;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, "In the field," [France], 28 April 1917;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his sister, France, 4 May 1917;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, France, 4 May 1917;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, France, 2 June 1917;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, Flanders, [Belgium], 17 June 1917;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, Flanders, [Belgium], 24 June 1917;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his sister, Flanders, [Belgium], 24 June 1917;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, France, 2 July 1917;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, France, 22 July 1917;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, France, 27 July 1917;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, France, 2 August 1917;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his sister, France, 7 August 1917;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his father, France, 7 August 1917;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his friend, France, 7 August 1917;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his sister, France, 9 August 1917;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his sister, France, 12 August 1917;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his sister, France, 23 August 1917;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his sister, France, 2 September 1917;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, England, 11 September 1917;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, Belgium, 23 September 1917;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, Belgium, 30 September 1917;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his friend, Belgium, 2 October 1917;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his sister, Belgium, 5 October 1917;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his sister, [Belgium], 5 October 1917;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, Belgium, 14 [October] 1917;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, France, 29 October 1917;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his sister, France, 31 October 1917;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his mother, France, 2 November 1917;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his mother, France, 11 November 1917;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his sister, France, 14 November 1917;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his sister, France, 22 November 1917;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, France, 25 November 1917;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his sister, France, 7 December 1917;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his sister, France, 8 December 1917;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, France, 18 December 1917;
Letter from George Alexander Hugh Murray to his family, France, 31 December 1917.
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