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14125   Private Cecil William Murray
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 19/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 7th Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 16/08/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 31
Cecil William Murray was the son of Isabella Jane Murray. Cecil was born in Bannow, County Wexford about 1884.His father seems to have died between 1897 and 1901. Cecil joined the Bank of Ireland in Dublin in June 1901.Cecil Murray joined the 7th (Pals) Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers in September 1914. Private Murray survived the landing at Suvla Bay, but was killed in action at Kis-lar-dagh, Gallipoli, Turkey on Monday 16th August 1915. Currently, no connection with Castledawson has been discovered, except that his sister lived there.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Helles Memorial
  Cape Helles, Gallipoli
Grave Ref: Panel 190-196
CWGC Casualty 689124
The Anzac and Suvla cemeteries are first signposted from the left hand junction of the Eceabat- Bigali Road. From this junction travel into the main Anzac area. Follow the road to Helles, opposite the Kabatepe Museum, at 14.2 kms. take a right turn at the 'T' junction and at 14.3 kms. take the left fork. After a total of 22.8 kms, take a right turn to the memorial along a rough track 500m long. The Helles Memorial stands on the tip of the Gallipoli Peninsula. It takes the form of an obelisk over 30 metres high that can be seen by ships passing through the Dardanelles.
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1 1901 Census lists a Cecil Murray 1901 census lists Cecil Murray as age 17 living with an uncle at house 15 in Hatch Street Lower, Fitzwilliam, Dublin
2 1901 Census lists Murray family 1901 census does not list William as living with the family at house 9 in Bannow More, Bannow, Wexford
3 1911 Census lists Cecil's sister Maud 1911 census lists Maud Ethel Tarleton living at house 54 in Castledawson Town, Londonderry
4 1911 Census lists Murray family 1911 census lists Cecil William as age 27 living with the family at house 17 in Dartmouth Square, Rathmines & Rathgar East, Dublin
5 Bank of Ireland 1914-18 Memorial Lists Private Cecil William Murray
6 Irishmen at Gallipoli Details of Private Cecil William Murray
7 National Archives UK Medal card of Private Cecil William Murray can be purchased here
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