Thomas Richard Murray

Murray-Tom--2Name   Thomas Richard Murray

Number    Trooper 766

Battalion    8th Light horse  

Place of Birth   Buffalo 

Next of Kin   His father, Thomas Murray of Buffalo

Date and place of enlistment   Meeniyan 16/11/1914

Physical details   Age 24 years 6 months, 5’ 11 ½ ”, 11 stone 13 pounds, grey eyes and dark hair

Religion    no religion recorded

Occupation   grazier

Date and place of death

He was killed in action on 7/8/1915 at the attack on The Nek Gallipoli.

Location of memorial

He is remembered on the Lone Pine Memorial

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He was born, grew up and lived in Buffalo

He and his family farmed at Buffalo and he was a well known member of the community 

Military History

  • He is on the Meeniyan Honour Roll
  • 16/11/14 He enlisted at Meeniyan
  • 8/2/15 He embarked from Melbourne on HMAT Pera
  • 16/5/15 He embarked for Gallipoli from Alexandria
  • 7/8/15 He was missing in action at the Nek
  • 15/8/15 He was declared to have been killed in action
  • 15/5/1916 His father received a parcel via Thomas Cook and Son The package contained 2 photos
  • 10/9/16 Thomas Murray Snr wrote to the army stating his son had a changed number and there may have been confusion identifying the body of the soldier.
  • His Father received his medals, scroll and plaque
  • His father went to Gallipoli to search for his grave in 1919
  • He is honoured in the Buffalo Hall and the Leongatha RSL
  • Thomas Murray Snr went to Gallipoli in 1919 to try and find his sons grave or remains.

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