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Herbert Murray Squad Index
Information:
1913-14 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

Appearances: show debut only
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
26/12/1908
Queens Park 2-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) Hampden Park, Glasgow 10,000 23 Start
01/01/1909
Aberdeen 2-4 Clyde
Div 1 (Old) Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 8,000 23 Start
02/01/1909
Aberdeen 3-1 Port Glasgow
Div 1 (Old) Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 6,000 23 Start
09/01/1909
Aberdeen 1-0 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 4,500 23 Start
30/01/1909
Aberdeen 6-1 Third Lanark
Div 1 (Old) Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 5,500 23 Start
06/02/1909
Third Lanark 4-1 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R2 Cathkin Park, Glasgow 13,300 23 Start
13/02/1909
Aberdeen 1-0 Heart of Midlothian
Div 1 (Old) Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 6,000 23 Start
06/03/1909
St. Mirren 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) St Mirren Park (Love Street), Paisley 2,500 23 Start
20/03/1909
Third Lanark 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) Cathkin Park, Glasgow 3,000 23 Start
01/05/1909
Aberdeen 3-1 Celtic
Friendly Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 4,500 23 Start
18/08/1909
Aberdeen 4-0 Aberdeenshire FA Select
Friendly Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 2,000 23 Start
21/08/1909
Port Glasgow 0-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) Clune Park, Port Glasgow 4,000 23 Start
28/08/1909
Aberdeen 2-1 Third Lanark
Div 1 (Old) Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 10,000 23 Start
04/09/1909
Heart of Midlothian 0-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) Tynecastle, Edinburgh 12,000 23 Start
18/09/1909
Rangers 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow 16,000 23 Start
25/09/1909
Aberdeen 1-0 Hibernian
Div 1 (Old) Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 10,500 23 Start
02/10/1909
Aberdeen 2-0 St. Mirren
Div 1 (Old) Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 9,500 23 Start
09/10/1909
Aberdeen 1-0 Airdrie
Div 1 (Old) Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 10,000 23 Start
16/10/1909
Clyde 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) Shawfield Stadium, Glasgow 8,000 23 Start
23/10/1909
Aberdeen 2-2 Motherwell
Div 1 (Old) Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 6,000 23 Start
30/10/1909
Falkirk 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) Brockville Park, Falkirk 8,500 23 Start
06/11/1909
Aberdeen 3-0 Port Glasgow
Div 1 (Old) Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 5,500 23 Start
13/11/1909
Hamilton 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) Douglas Park, Hamilton 4,000 23 Start
20/11/1909
Morton 0-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) Cathkin Park, Glasgow 6,000 23 Start
27/11/1909
Aberdeen 0-1 Celtic
Div 1 (Old) Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 14,000 23 Start
04/12/1909
Aberdeen 0-1 Falkirk
Div 1 (Old) Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 8,000 23 Start
11/12/1909
Partick Thistle 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) Firhill, Glasgow 7,500 23 Start
25/12/1909
Airdrie 1-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) Broomfield Park, Airdrie 2,500 24 Start
01/01/1910
Dundee 0-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) Dens Park, Dundee 14,000 24 Start
03/01/1910
Aberdeen 1-1 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 6,000 24 Start
08/01/1910
Motherwell 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) Fir Park, Motherwell 4,000 24 Start
15/01/1910
Aberdeen 1-1 Clyde
Div 1 (Old) Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 4,500 24 Start
05/02/1910
Aberdeen 3-0 Bo'ness
Scottish Cup R1 Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 5,000 24 Start
12/02/1910
Aberdeen 3-0 Airdrie
Scottish Cup R2 Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 7,000 24 Start
19/02/1910
Celtic 2-1 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R3 Celtic Park, Glasgow 27,000 24 Start
26/02/1910
Kilmarnock 0-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) Rugby Park, Kilmarnock 4,000 24 Start
05/03/1910
Aberdeen 1-1 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 8,000 24 Start
12/03/1910
Aberdeen 3-0 Heart of Midlothian
Div 1 (Old) Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 3,500 24 Start
19/03/1910
St. Mirren 1-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) St Mirren Park (Love Street), Paisley 4,000 24 Start
26/03/1910
Aberdeen 0-1 Kilmarnock
Div 1 (Old) Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 5,500 24 Start
02/04/1910
Aberdeen 1-0 Morton
Div 1 (Old) Prenton Park, Birkenhead 5,000 24 Start
04/04/1910
Aberdeen 1-3 Rangers
Friendly Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 24 Start
09/04/1910
Celtic 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) Celtic Park, Glasgow 3,000 24 Start
16/04/1910
Third Lanark 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) Cathkin Park, Glasgow 1,000 24 Start
23/04/1910
Aberdeen 3-1 Dundee
Div 1 (Old) Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 8,000 24 Start
30/04/1910
Queens Park 2-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) Hampden Park, Glasgow 7,000 24 Start
07/05/1910
Aberdeen 3-0 Banff
Fleming Charity Shield SF Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 500 24 Start
14/05/1910
Aberdeen 2-1 Fraserburgh
Fleming Charity Shield F Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 24 Start
21/08/1912
Dundee 4-1 Aberdeen
Benefit Match Dens Park, Dundee 2,000 26 Start
28/09/1912
Morton 0-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) Cappielow Park, Greenock 12,000 26 Start
30/09/1912
Aberdeen 4-0 Queens Park
Div 1 (Old) Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 300 26 Start
28/12/1912
Rangers 3-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow 15,000 27 Start
01/01/1913
Aberdeen 1-0 Dundee
Div 1 (Old) Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 10,000 27 Start
04/01/1913
Raith Rovers 0-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) Stark's Park, Kirkcaldy 8,000 27 Start
26/04/1913
Aberdeen 1-0 Dumbarton
Friendly Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 27 Start
28/08/1913
Aberdeen 4-2 Falkirk
Benefit Match Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 27 Start
30/08/1913
Aberdeen 0-0 Airdrie
Div 1 (Old) Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 6,000 27 Start
01/11/1913
Hamilton 3-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) Douglas Park, Hamilton 4,000 27 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