This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
Peter Herbert Murray
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Edinburgh
- Service no: S/16407
- Rank: Lance Corporal
- Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
- Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
- Place of Death: Iraq
- Age at Death: 22
- Date of Death: 09.11.1917
- Burial Country: Iraq
- Cemetery: Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery
- Grave/Mem Ref no: III.F.7.
- Date of Birth: 1896
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 97 Dalkeith Road, Dundee
- Occupation: Student
Annie L. Murray, 16 Baxter Park Tce, Dundee
Alexander S. Murray, 16 Baxter Park Tce, Dundee
More about Peter Herbert Murray
Lance-Corporal Murray was Dux of the Morgan Academy in 1913 and a medallist in Scripture Knowledge, English and French. He entered the University of Edinburgh as third bursar and, continuing his studies there, secured medals in French and Logic. He gave every promise of a distinguished University career. He was a keen Scoutmaster and a devoted worker in connection with the YMCA.
Peter H. Murray S/16407 Seaforth Highlanders
DISTINGUISHED DUNDEE STUDENT’S FATE.
Information has been received from the War Office that Lance-Corporal Peter H. Murray, Seaforth Highlanders, died of wounds while on service in Mesopotamia. He was the only son of Mr A. S. Murray (Baxter Brothers & Co., Ltd.), 15 Baxter Park Terrace, Dundee.
Corporal Murray was a very distinguished pupil in the Morgan Academy, of which he was Dux Medallist in 1915. He also gained medals for Scripture knowledge, English and French. He entered the University of Edinburgh as third bursar, and, continuing his studies there, secured medals in French and logic, and gave every promise of a brilliant University career. In Edinburgh he was an ardent Boys’ Brigade officer, and during vacations zealously devoted himself to Y.M.C.A. work.
His death will be learned with much regret by his many friends and companions. His frank and engaging manner, his bright and happy disposition, and his fine manly character never failed to win the esteem and affection of those with whom he came into contact.
He was only 22 years of age, and much sympathy will be felt for Mr and Mrs Murray in the loss of their young and devoted son.
Dundee Courier 24th November 1917
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