George "Georgie" Murray

Oct 11, 1882

Born in Rosshire, Scotland


Apr 19, 1915

Attested into the 21st Battalion CEF in Kingston, Ontario

 Ø  Number 59685 (temporary number 1356)

Ø  Next of kin given as Mr. John Murray, 2 Ward Cottage, Dingwall, Rosshire, Scotland

Ø  Previous occupation given as Shipper

Ø  Previous military experience given as 12 years in the Seaforth Highlanders

Ø  Religion given as Presbyterian

Ø  Assigned to “Depot” Company

o   Employed as a Drummer in the Pipe Band

o   Acted as a stretcher bearer for “A” Company

The battalion trained in the Kingston area through the winter with headquarters in the Kingston Armouries


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama in Montreal, Quebec



May 15, 1915

Disembarked in Devonport, England and the battalion proceeded to the West Sandling Camp, near Hythe, Kent to continue training


Jun 3, 1915

Transferred to the 2nd Division Headquarters Staff at West Sandling


Aug 28, 1915

Rejoined the 21st Battalion from headquarters duty


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St. Seiriol in Folkestone



Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked in Boulogne, France and the battalion proceeded to St. Omer


Jan 20, 1917

Granted 10 days leave


Feb 4, 1917

Rejoined the battalion from leave


Mar 5, 1917

Appointed to the rank of Acting Corporal without pay


Apr 19, 1917

Awarded the Good Conduct Badge


Dec 19, 1917

Granted 14 days leave


Jan 6, 1918

Rejoined the battalion from leave


Nov 30, 1918

Granted 14 days leave


Dec 24, 1918

Rejoined the battalion from leave


Jan 3, 1919

Granted permission to marry.  It would seem that he was married while on leave and the permission was granted after the fact.

Next of kin changed to read Mrs. D. Murray, wife


Apr 3, 1919

Embarked the Western Australia in Havre


On arrival in England he was posted to “P” Wing at Witley pending returning to Canada


May 14, 1919

Embarked the SS Caronia in Liverpool



May 22, 1919

Disembarked in Halifax, Nova Scotia and proceeded by train to Kingston, Ontario


May 24, 1919

Discharged from the CEF in Kingston

 Ø  Rank on discharge Acting Corporal

Ø  War Service Badge Class “A” issued number 277492

Ø  Proposed residence on discharge 768 Simcoe St., Winnipeg, Manitoba

Following his discharge the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him at 438 King St., Kingston, Ontario

George Murray died in 1963 and noted as living at 60 Quebec St., Kingston at the time


Oct 1, 1924



Oct 29, 1932

 From the Communiqué, the 21st Battalion post war Newsletter

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