Murray, Henry Alan (No. 18/20311)

Murray, Henry Alan

Lance Corporal

No. 18/20311, 12th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in action on Monday 15 April 1918 (aged 19)

No known grave

Commemorated:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium (Panel 138 to 140 & 162 to 162 A & 163 A)

Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) War Memorial

Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) Book of Remembrance

BIOGRAPHY

Henry Alan Murray was born around 1898/1899 and he was the only son of Dr John James Goodalatte Murray FRCS and Mrs Isabel Murray (nee Bray) whose marriage was registered in the first quarter of 1898 in Toxteth Park, Lancashire.

The Murray family lived at 112 Liscard Road, Liscard, Cheshire and his mother continued to live there after his father died.

In the Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) Book of Remembrance it is recorded that Henry Alan Murray was born on 24 February 1899, he worked as a clerk and he joined the Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) Officers’ Training Corps (OTC) on 14 March 1917.

In the Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 – 1919 database it is recorded that Henry Alan Murray lived in Newtownards and he enlisted at Clandeboye.  He joined the 18th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles and went to the Front with the 12th Battalion in 108th Brigade of the 36th (Ulster) Division.  Lance Corporal Henry Alan Murray (No. 18/20311) was 19 when he was killed in action during the German Spring Offensive on 15 April 1918 and he has no known grave.

Lance Corporal Henry Alan Murray (No. 18/20311) is commemorated on the QUB War Memorial and in the QUB Book of Remembrance (Page 17).  His widowed mother, Isabel Murray, was his sole legatee.