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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", 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.


MURRAY, Thomas Richard

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