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Herbert Murray Squad Index
Information:
1908-09 Squad Number:
11
Position:
Outside Right
Date of Birth:
11th December 1885
Birthplace:
Newhills, Aberdeenshire
Nationality:
Scottish
Weight:
10st 4lbs
Signed:
17/12/1908
Career History:
Aberdeen University/Westburn/Abergeldie/Arbroath 13th June 1904/East Stirlingshire 27th May 1905/Clyde 3rd July 1906/Aberdeen 16th December 1908/Queens Park 26th August 1910/St Johnstone 25th October 1911/Motherwell 27th July 1911/St Johnstone 23rd October 1911/Aberdeen 30th July1912, 22nd August 1913; 7th April 1917
 
Profile:
Military Profile
Rank Captain
Regiment/Service Gordon Highlanders
Unit 1st/4th Battalion.
Service Number 197
Cemetery BOIS GUILLAUME COMMUNAL CEMETERY
CWGC Reference www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=309379
Additional Info

Brother of Miss Sarah Murray, of 31, Cairnfield Place, Aberdeen. Killed in Action 20/07/1918, age 32.

Herbert Murray was commissioned as a 2/Lieutenant into the 1st/4th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders, on 13thAugust 1915 and promoted to Lieutenant on 1st July 1917 and made Acting/Captain on 5th April 1918. He was awarded the Military Cross for bravery on 26th' July 1918 and was killed in action on 20th July 1918 at the age of 32. He is buried at Marfaux British Cemetery in the Marne region of France. Marfaux was captured by British Forces after determined resistance by the 5151 Highland Division three days later.

Captain, 4th Battalion Gordon Highlanders; M.C. ; son of Peter Murray, builder; born Newhills, Aberdeenshire, 11 December 1885 ; Educated Gordon's Co1lege.

He graduated M.A., 1908, and joined the teaching staff of Gordon's College. Early in 1915 he enlisted in the 4th Battalion Gordon Highlanders, and after a short training was sent out to France. From April to June the Battalion was constantly in action, and he was severely wounded and sent to hospital in England. In August of the same year he received his commission, and spent about eight months as musketry instructor at home. In April 1917 he was again at the Front. For his brilliant and courageous action during the terrible days of March 1918, he was awarded the Military Cross; and from then till 20 July 1918, when he fell at the Hois de Courton north of Epernay, he took part in all the fighting where his Battalion had so foremost a place.

The same strong and lovable personality, that won him friendship and affection all through life, stood the hard test of the battle front, and the deeper qualities of unselfish purpose, idealism and devotion, helped him to meet with courage the greatest test of all.
Herbert's father Peter was a builder and the family home was at Mount Street, Aberdeen.


Herbert Murray

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
25/12/1908
Aberdeen 2-1 Falkirk
North East Cup SF Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 23 Start

Appearances
Season League League Cup Scottish Cup Europe Total Other
  App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals
1913-14
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
1
0
0
1912-13
5
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
0
2
2
0
0
1909-10
31
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
1
0
0
0
34
0
1
4
0
0
1908-09
8
0
2
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
9
0
2
2
0
1
Totals:
46
0
4
0
0
0
4
0
1
0
0
0
50
0
5
9
0
1
Total Appearances/Goals: 50 5