Malvern College First World War Casualty

Captain George Angus Murray

Photo of George Angus Murray
House and time at Malvern: No 2, 1907 - 1911.

Regiment: Royal Engineers.
Died: 06 October 1918 aged 25 in France. Killed in action.
Battle: Hundred Days Allied Offensive. Cemetery: Marcoing Communal 12

Son of Hon. H. Murray, C.I.E., C.B.E., Morleys, Henfield, Sussex, b. 1893.
Lower Shell—Army I. House Prefect. XXII Football; House XI Cricket.
Great War 1914, 2nd Lieutenant Royal Engineers attd. 310th Bde. Royal Field Artillery, Captain.

Widow: Violet Alys Murray.

'George Murray will be remembered by many of his own time at Malvern as a happy-natured boy who had many friends and took an active part in the general life of the School. He did specially good service to his House in the football field, particularly under his elder brother's leadership. He had sufficient ability to enable him to reach a good place in the School. He worked for some time with a view to the India Woods and Forests Service, in which his father held a distinguished position, but a change in the regulations for admission to that service brought about a change of plans, and during the latter part of his time at School he was on the Army Side, preparatory to admission to Sandhurst. But he ultimately took up engineering, and when war broke out he was given a commission in the Royal Engineers. He did good service in France, and had the satisfaction of taking part in the recent triumphs of the Allied Armies.' (Malvernian, Nov 1918).

Service record:WO 339/29382