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Murdoch, George (2843)

Place of Birth: Christchurch, New Zealand

Age: 32 years 8 months

Enlistment Details: Wednesday, 15 November 1916 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 2843            view online service record

196 Nott Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Queenie Targee (friend)
45 Park Street
Glenferrie, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Saturday, 16 December 1916
Ship: HMAT Medic A7
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 38th Infantry Battalion – 6th Reinforcements

DOW: Saturday, 13 October 1917
Place: 10th Casualty Clearing Station, Belgium

Sergeant, 38 Infantry, died of wounds 13 October 1917, Belgium, aged 34, commemorated Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium.

Parents: (late), friend: Miss Queenie FARGIE, born Christchurch, New Zealand. He enlisted from 196 Nott Street with a friend, Miss Queenie Fargie, 45 Park Street, Glenferrie as next of kin, later in East Malvern. Murdoch died of gunshot wounds to the hip at the 10th Casualty Clearing Station. The Attestation suggested both parents were deceased, but Murdoch’s archive shows a letter dated from his father, initial “C”; another from a Mrs M Murdoch, a sister-in-law from Hawthorn revealed her husband (George’s brother) was also at the Front. No circular returned.

Additional research by Brian Membrey


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted February 18, 2017 8.42 am 0Likes

    “Re G. Murdoch, No. 2843. My brother died (same name and number), 36th Battn. was wounded and died at Ypres on October, 13th, and buried at Lijssenshoek Military Cemetery (Sheet 27.L.22.D.6.3) near Abeele, Plot 21, Row A. Grave No. 6. Can this be what you require? If so, please let me know who is enquiring, etc.” (J. Murdoch, Sgt., 5th Field Engineers, A.I.F)

    John Murdoch was also born in New Zealand, awarded Meritorious Service Medal

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