World War 1

Search the known records to date of those lost from the wider Alnwick area in World War 1

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George Ernest (Ernie) Murray

George Ernest (Ernie)



Service Number:

Able Seaman

Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Royal Naval Division, Hood Battalion



Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey

Service History:
Enlisted in the Northumberland Fusiliers on 2 September 1914 & transferred to the RNVR Hood Battalion one week later.

Formerly served 1 year in the Northumberland Fusiliers, 7th Battalion, Territorial Force, 'E' Company.

Murray took part in the defence of Antwerp. He was home after that & subsequently he was drafted along with many others & sent to the Dardanelles.
(Source: 'In Memory of the Fallen: Amble & surrounding area'; Compiled by Jane Dargue, Jim Donnelly & Helen Lewis; 2014; p. 11)

Awarded the 1914 Star which was issued to his brother, Mr. R.A. Murray, on 30 August 1919 along with his British War & Allied Victory medals.

Born on 11 September 1888, at Morpeth, Northumberland, the son of Margaret Isabella Murray (née Darling; b. about 1853, at Alnmouth, Northumberland; in 1891, a Widow) & the late John Grey Murray (b. about 1885, at Embleton, Northumberland; a Cartwright).

The 1891 Census records the family living at 21, Percy Street, Amble. Murray had four older siblings, all of whom had been born at Amble - he, himself, is shown as having been born at Morpeth. His oldest sibling was his sister, Ann (b. about 1877), & there were 3 brothers - Robert Alexander (b. about 1880); John William (b. about 1883); & James (b. about 1885).

Resided at 1, Edwin Street, Amble, Northumberland.

The UK, Royal Navy & Royal Marines Graves Roll, 1914-1919 (available via records Murray's next-of-kin as his Aunt, Miss Jane Darling, of 40, Marine Road, Amble, Northumberland.

Local Memorial:
Amble War Memorial