David Gibson Murray

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 2142
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship:
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 21
  • Date of Death: 03/09/1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Hamel Military Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: II.E.12.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Carnoustie
  • Address: Olive Cottage, Carnoustie
  • Occupation: Ploughman
  • Mother:

    Mary Ann Tosh Murray, Olive Cottage, Barry Rd, Carnoustie

  • Father:

    James F. Murray, Olive Cottage, Barry Rd, Carnoustie

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about David Gibson Murray

An officer writing of him, said he was “the cheeriest man in the company. No March was too long, and nothing too fatiguing but that he finished the job whistling and singing, and by his cheeriness he cheered those around him.” (Arbroath Roll of Honour book)

Information supplied by Gary Thomson

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