MURRAY, Graham Stanton

  1. Service Details
  2. Personal Details
  3. Unit and Rank Details
  4. Notes
  5. Sources

Service Details

Branch of Service
Army
Conflict
World War II
Date of Enlistment
11/08/1942
Date of Discharge
12/10/1944
Place of Enlistment
Kolodong NSW

Personal Details

Gender
Male
Date of Birth
14/08/1923
Place of Birth
Canberra ACT
Address (at enlistment)
Kurrumbene ACT
School(s) Attended
Telopea Park School, Canberra Grammar School
Occupation
Grazier
Next of Kin
Son of Ernest (deceased) and Ruby Murray of 'Kurrumbene' ACT

Unit and Rank Details

Service Number
NX104222
Final Rank
Private
Final Unit
2/10 Battalion

Notes

Murray grew up on his parent's property at Kurrumbene, which covered parts of modern-day Fyshwick and Narrabundah. He initially enlisted as a Trooper with the 7th Light Horse Regiment (C Squadron) on 10 August 1940 in Canberra. While posted to Kolodong near Taree the 7th Light Horse was redesignated as the 7th Australian Motor Regiment and Murray enlisted in the AIF on 11 August 1942.

Murray transferred to 2/10 Battalion on 3 July 1943 and arrived in Port Moresby the following month. He fought with the 2/10 Battalion in New Guinea at Shaggy Ridge in the Finisterre Mountains in January and February 1944. The following month Murray was evacuated suffering from malaria and was discharged in October 1944. After the war he became a grazier in the Tinderry area for many years and later at Burra. His brothers Jim and Jack Murray also served in World War 2 and his father, Ernest, served in World War 1. Graham Murray died on 1 September 2005 and is buried in the Tharwa Road Cemetery, Queanbeyan.

Sources

WWII Nominal Roll http://www.ww2roll.gov.au
Queanbeyan Roll of Honour, Ralph Clothier, 2006
Image courtesy of Margaret Murray
NAA RecordSearch
Phillip Bradley, 'On Shaggy Ridge', 2006
ACT Electoral Rolls 1916 to 1967 http://canberraheritageportal.org/default.php
The Canberra Times - 27 November 1934

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Graham Stanton Murray. Image courtesy of Margaret Murray.

Graham Stanton Murray. Image courtesy of Margaret Murray.

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