Owen Murray

First Name: 
Owen
Last Name: 
Murray
Mother's Name: 
Annie Murray nee Roach
Father's Name: 
Thomas Murray
Date Enlisted: 
Saturday, September 11, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
14th Light Horse Regiment/ Camel Corps
Service: 
Cavalry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Sunday, December 5, 1920
Place of Death: 
Bulli, N.S.W.
Cause of Death: 
Drowning
Details: 

Owen Murray (Service No 3846) was born in Bulli, N.S.W. in 1895.

At enlistment Owen was single, 20 years old, worked as a miner and had served 2 years in the Militia.  He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A7 Medic with 4th Battalion, 12th Reinforcements on 30th December 1915.

Owen arrived in Egypt on 17th January 1916 and was transferred to the Camel Corps on 15th March 1916.  He saw service in Egypt and the Middle East.  At one point he lost a few days pay when he lost his camel.  

On 1st July 1918 the Camel Corps was disbanded and Owen was transferred to 14th Light Horse Regiment.

He returned to Australia in July 1919 and was discharged from the AIF on 21st October 1919.

On 5th December 1920 Owen was fishing with a friend when he slipped and fell into the water and drowned.  His body was finally located by his brother in Collins Creek many days later.

Owen ' service is commemorated on the Bulli Woonona Soldiers Memorial.

Owen's brother, Norman (Service No 1147), also served and was killed in action.

Sources: 
AA: B2455, MURRAY OWEN

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