WWI D.C.M. GROUP OF 4 MEDALS TO C.S.MJR. W. MURRAY, 4/S. WALES BORD.

Distinguished Conduct Medal George V to 4-12517 C.S.Mjr. W. Murray, 4/S.W. Bord.; 1914-15 Star to 12517 Pte. W. Murrey, S. Wales Bord.; WWI War Medal to 12517 W.O.Cl.1 W. Murrey, S. Wales Bord.; WWI Victory Medal with M.I.D. Oak Leaf to 12517 W.O.Cl.1. W. Murrey, S. Wales Bord.
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Description

M.I.D. Gazetted 13 July 1916.

D.C.M. Gazetted 29 Aug 1917:

"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He has always been conspicuous for his coolness and energy in every action. He was wounded."

William Murray was born in St. Mary's Preston, Lancashire in 1876 and first served in the 4th (Militia) Battalion, South Wales Borderers before attesting for the South Wales Borderers at Merthyr Tydfil on 24 Jan 1895 and posted to the 1st Battalion in Gibraltar from 28 Feb 1896 and India from 22 Nov 1897 to 15 Apr 1909, discharged on 17 Apr 1909 with no medal entitlement. Attesting again on 18 Aug 1914 at Shrewsbury, Murray disembarked at Cape Helles, Gallipoli as Company Sergeant Major on 28 June 1915, involved in the Battle of Sari Bair, Battle of Russell's Top and Hill 60. Deployed to Egypt on 30 Jan 1916, the Battalion then embarked for Mesopotamia on 4 Mar 1916, taking part in the battles of Kut al Amara, capture of Hai Slaient, Dahra Bend and Baghdad in 1918 and finally the advance to Turkey north of Kirkuk, Mesopotamia. Murray was transferred to the Army Reserve on 2 Apr 1919, with an address of 27 Madeley Road, Iron Bridge, Salop.