Thomas Murray

Royal Defence Corps

Personal Details

Born: 1 March 1893 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 25 June the same year in the Unitarian Church of St. Saviour, Whitchurch.

Family: He was the second of four children born to Thomas Murray, a fitter and turner, and his wife Minnie. He married Elizabeth Kennerley in 1922 in Bucklow, Cheshire; no children can be traced for the marriage.

Residence: His family were living at 16 Highgate, Whitchurch at the time of his baptism; by 1901 they had moved to 60 Oddfellows Cottages, Smallbrook Road, Whitchurch where they were still living in 1911. When he enlisted in 1915 he gave his address as Lythe Cott, Moss Lane, Alderley Edge, Cheshire; he was discharged in 1919 to 6 Clive Road, Market Drayton, Shropshire. His wife lived in Wilmslow, Cheshire prior to their marriage and he gave this address (Wayside, Beach Lane, Wilmslow) as his UK residency when he emigrated to Canada in 1923. His transit papers indicated he was to live with his brother-in-law, Mr W Johnson, at 20 Natalie Street, East Toronto.

Employment: In 1911 he was a grocer’s shop assistant, which was also his occupation in 1915. In 1923 an occupation of insurance agent was given for him on his transit papers.

Died: Not known

Military Details

Regiment: Royal Defence Corps (previously Royal Welsh Fusiliers)

Rank: Private

Service Number: 50211 (previously 29826)

Date of Enlistment: 25 November 1915

Date of Discharge: 10 April 1919

Reason for Discharge: Demobilisation


Medals and Awards

Not known



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