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GROUP OF 4 MEDALS TO CAPT. F.W.S. MURRAY, 12TH LANCERS (K.I.A. 1914)

Queen's South Africa Medal with Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal and South Africa 1901 clasps to Lieut. F.W.S. Murray, 12. R. Lancers; 1914 Star & Bar to Capt. F.W.S. Murray, 12/Lrs.; WWI War Medal to Capt. F.W.S. Murray
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Fane Wright Stapleton Murray was born on 16 Oct 1879 at Whitton Park, Hounslow, the son of the late Col. Charles Edward Gostling Murray, J.P., D.L., 2nd Volunteer Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. and Mrs. Margaret Francis Gostling Murray, and grandson of Right Reverend Lord George Murray, Bishop of St. David's. Living at The Moat, Charing Kent, and educated at Eton College, Murray was Gazetted to the 12th Lancers from the Militia in Dec 1899, becoming Lieutenant on 3 Oct 1900. Promoted to Captain in 1907, Murray disembarked for France on 7 Aug 1914. He was Killed In Action on 30 Oct 1914, aged 35, recorded as being 'shot through the heart in the trenches at Wytschaete, between St. Eloi and Messines'. His body was never recovered for burial as, immediately after he fell, the 12th Lancers were obliged to abandon their trenches. He is remembered at Ypres Memorial. His brother, Captain Rupert A.C. Murray, Seaforth Highlanders, died at Lillers on 11 Mar 1915.

 

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