Thomas Lees Murray

Feb 17, 1883

Born in Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire, Scotland


Dec 5, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion CEF in Kingston, Ontario

Ø  Number 59688 (temporary number 1140)

Ø  Next of kin given as Anne Elizabeth Murray, wife, Chapleau, Ontario

Ø  Previous occupation given as Machinist

Ø  Previous military experience given as 2 years in the 21st Regiment Scottish Fusiliers, in Glasgow, Scotland

Ø  Religion given as Presbyterian

Ø  Posted to the Transport Section

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


Mar 31, 1915

The Transport Section, along with horses and wagons, proceeded to England as an advance party to arrange for the arrival of the full battalion.

The battalion arrived in Devonport, England May 15, 1915 and reunited with the Transport Section in the West Sandling Camp, near Hythe, Kent where the battalion continued training

His wife Anne, followed him to England in 1916 and changed her address to 64 Big Thames St., West Greenwich, Kent


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St. Seiriol in Folkestone



Sep 15, 1915

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


Jun 5, 1916

Granted 9 days leave


Jun 14, 1916

Rejoined the battalion from leave


Dec 5, 1916

Awarded the Good Conduct Badge


Oct 9, 1917

Granted 10 days leave


Oct 25, 1917

Rejoined the battalion from leave


Aug 9, 1918

Admitted to the No. 5 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) with a diagnosis that reads Diarrhea


Aug 18, 1918

Rejoined the battalion from the field ambulance


Nov 2, 1918

Granted 14 days leave


Nov 20, 1918

Rejoined the battalion from leave


Dec 13, 1918

The 21st Battalion led the 4th Brigade across the Bonn Bridge entering Germany as part of the Occupying Force and proceeded to billets Seigburg



Apr 3, 1919

Embarked the Western Australia in Havre


On arrival in England, he was posted to “P” Wing in Witley pending return to Canada


Apr 20, 1919

Attached to No. 2 CDD (Canadian Discharge Depot) in London pending discharge in England


Apr 24, 1919

Discharged from the CEF in London, England

Ø  Rank on discharge Lance Corporal

Ø  Entitled to War Service Badge Class “A”

Ø  Proposed residence on discharge 86 North Park St., Glasgow, Scotland

Following his discharge, the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him at 180 Allander St., Possilpark, Glasgow, Scotland


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