James Murray (BEF)

Soldier’s Details:

Born: Nov 8, 1894
Where: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: Unknown, survived war
Relation: 1st cousin 2x removed

Enlisted: Nov 23, 1915 (page 1, page 2)
Married: No
Reg. #: 125489
Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
Rank: Private, Gunner (Jan 18, 1916), Bombardier (Nov 5, 1916), A/Sergeant (Apr 30, 1917), Sergeant (Oct 11, 1917)

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Timeline

January 1916
18 – Posted as Gunner to Royal Field Artillery (RFA) 6th Depot
21 – Posted to RFA 6B Reserve Brigade

March 1916
21 – Posted to RFA 4A Reserve Brigade

April 1916
5 – Posted to RFA 6B Reserve Brigade
26 – Appointed Acting Bombardier

November 1916
5 – Promoted to Bombardier and appointed Acting Corporal

April 1917
30 – Appointed Acting Sergeant

October 1917
7 – Posted as Bombardier to the B.E.F. in France
10 – Confirmed in rank as Sergeant
20 – Posted to the 235th Brigade, attached to the 47th (2nd London) Division

November 1917
20 – 47th Division takes part in The Cambrai operations

December 1917
30 – The Cambrai operations end

March 1918
21-23 – the Battle of St. Quentin
24-25 – the First Battle of Bapaume
30 – Wounded in Action (“gunshot wound, left ankle mild”)

April 1918
? – Field Hospital

May 1918
10 – Posted to the 156th Brigade (33rd Division)

November 1918
8 – Leave to UK via Boulogne with 14 days Ration

July 1919
10 – Embarked Le Harve with Cadre 156th Brigade

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