John Joseph Murray MC. MGC


1895 Nov 20. Born Drogheda, Louth (RIC)

1901 census at 98 Shop Street West ,Fair Gate, Drogheda, Louth)

1911 census at 4 Magdalene Street West, Fair Gate, Drogheda, Louth

1916 Feb 1. Attested

1916 Nov 24. MGC ( Heavy) The undermentioned cadets to be temp. 2nd Lts. (on prob.). John Joseph Murray. His father is PT Murray of 30 Fair St, Drogheda

1918 May 24. TANK CORPS. The undermentioned temp. 2nd Lt. to be temp. Lt.: — J. J. Murray.

1918 Aug 8. MC won "T./Lt. John Joseph Murray, 8th Bn., Tank Corps. During the attack in the vicinity of Morcourt on 8th August, 1918, he showed exceptional skill and courage when in command of his Tank. Owing to the difficult nature of the ground he had to lead his Tank, from outside; later four of his crew fainted from heat and fumes, and he then served the guns himself, aided by one other gunner. He continued in action till the Red line was captured, and proceeded onward to the final objective, capturing fifty prisoners. He then went to assist some infantry who were held up, and finally engaged the enemy with his revolver, killing ten and driving about thirty back to the infantry. He continued in action beyond the Blue line until knocked out by two direct hits. His gallant and determined conduct undoubtedly saved the infantry heavy casualties.

1919 Jul 11. TANK CORPS. Temp. Lt. J. J. Murray, M.C., relinquishes the actg. rank of Capt.

1921 Mar 10. TANK CORPS. The undermentioned temp. Lts. relinquish their commissions on completion of service from the dates specified, and are granted the rank of Capt.: — J. J. Murray, M.C.

1921 Feb 8. Joined ADRIC with service no 1645. Posted to C Coy.

1921 Jul 3 to Jul 18. Medical Leave.

1921 Aug 3. Admitted King George V Hospital.

1921 Feb 28. Resigned, but that was cancelled

1921 Oct 13. Discharged medically unfit, not due to ADRIC service



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