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Remembered Today:

Pte 25518 John Taylor Murray Kings Liverpool


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His service papers survive. A brief summary;

Lived at 68 Ince Avenue, Anfield.

Occupation labourer

Married Lilian Lee Hunt 14/8/1913

Daughter Lilian Janet born 9/5/1916

Joined at Knowsley 15/1/1915, aged 35, 19th KLR

To France 7/11/1915

Gunshot wound left leg 11/7/1916

Transferred to various Labour Corps Home Service from 20/7/1917

Transferred to RAMC 15/11/1917

Discharged physically unfit for service 6/3/1919

Asylum in Maghull - general paralysis of the insane

There's a death registered in Prescot in 1920 for a John T Murray, aged 40 which may be him.

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His service records have his RAMC service number as 139203.

Medal index card shows Victory , BWM and 1915 Star

Entered theatre of war , France 7 Nov 1915

Medical report shows " general paralysis of the insane , 100% incapacity "

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