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29153   Private Charles Murray
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 24/10/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 7th Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 26/02/1896
Died: 09/11/1915 (Died of Illness)
Age: 19
Charles Murray was the son of Francis and Teresa Murray. He was born on 26th February 1896 in Mullanboy, which lies just north of Fintona, County Tyrone. His father was a farm labourer who was born in Scotland. His mother was born in India.. Private Charles Murray was serving with the 7th Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers when he died of enteric fever on Tuesday 9th November 1915. Charles’ brothers, Francis and Patrick, also died in World War One.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Alexandria Chatby War Mem/Cem.
  Chatby, Alexandria, 16
Grave Ref: Grave C-38
CWGC Casualty 109514
Chatby is a district on the eastern side of the city of Alexandria, between the main dual carriageway to Aboukir (known as Al Horaya) and the sea. The Cemetery is located centrally within the main Alexandria Cemetery complex, which is bordered by Al Horaya on the south and the electric tramway which is parallel with Sharia Champollion on the north. Visitors can reach the entrance to the cemetery along the road Sharia Anubis, which lies centrally north/south through the cemetery area.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Ballygawley War Dead Book 16
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1 1901 Census lists Murray Family Lists Charles as age 5, living with the family at house 41 in Garvaghy, Errigal, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Charles Murray Possibly lists Charles as age 15, working as a servant at house 16 in Fallaghearn, Foremass, Tyrone
3 Brother - Private Francis Murray Brother of Charles Murray, who also died in World War One
4 Brother - Private Patrick Murray Brother of Charles Murray, who also died in World War One
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
6 - Mullanboy Mullanboy lies just north of Fintona
7 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Charles Murray's grave can be purchased here
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