Private Peter Murray, 4/5th Bn Black Watch

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Private Peter Murray 6437, 4/5th Bn Black Watch

Peter Murray was born in Scone on 3rd April 1881, to James and Mary Murray.  He was the fourth of sixth children and his brother David also fought and died in WW1.  Peter was educated at Scone Public School.  Prior to enlisting he was engaged in plumbing, working for his father’s business.  He joined the army in April 1916 and proceeded to France.  Private Peter Murray was killed on 1 April 1917, when a stray shell exploded as he was moving with his battalion back to billets behind their lines.  At the time of his death, he was acting as a Battalion Runner.  He was 2 days from his 36th birthday.  Peter is buried in Vlamertimghe Military Cemetery; Plot 6, Row E, Grave 6. He was awarded posthumously the Victory and British War medals.


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