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MURRAY – John HEIC 1st Bombay European Fusiliers

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East India Company
Punjab Medal (Mooltan Clasp)
NameMURRAY – John
Regiment (s)Honourable East India Company 1st Bombay European Fusiliers
Regiment Number (s) 505
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
2nd August 1847/24 years/ London
Description – Height
6 Ft 1½ in
Fresh / Hazel / Dark Brown / Loss of third finger and loss of power left hand at Battle of Mooltan
Overseas Service/DurationHEIC East Indies 1 year 7 months
To India 18th August 1847 per Boyne
From India 8th August 1849 per Meeanee
Length of Service1 year 7 months
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeSergeant / 8th August 1849 / Not yet known
Campaign MedalsMooltan
Intended Residence at
2 Ellen Place Ellen Street St. George in the East London England
Pension Districts1849 1st East London
1850 1st Dublin
1852 2nd Dublin
1852 1st Dublin
1852 2nd East London
1853 Newry
1854 Ballymena
1854 Drogheda
1854 Ballymena
1855 Armagh
1855 Newry
1856 Armagh
1856 1st Dublin
1867 Tilbury
1867-1870 Western Australia
1871- 1888 Victoria
Pension Paid1/9d per diem made up of Pension 1/6 plus 6d for gallant conduct in the field before Mooltan see NAA reel B 2714 entry 3816
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
18th April 1867 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
NORWOOD 13th July 1867
Date/Place of Birthc1820 St. Barry Cork Cork Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
B 1835 Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage8th July 1857 Dublin Ireland
Children by 1st WifeHerbert b 1854 Ireland
George b 1855 Ireland
Lilly b Ireland
Charles b Ireland
Mary b Ireland
Ann b Ireland
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Not applicable
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe Express Wednesday 16th November 1870 page 2 Passenger list Eliza Blanche
The Age Saturday 24th November 1888 page 5 Death notice of John Murray
Departure from Western
Eliza Blanch 14th November 1870
Date/Place of Death/Burial13th November 1888/ Collingwood Melbourne Vic
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDischarge due to wound to left hand at Mooltan
The length of service and the dates of the ships to and from India do not correlate
Locally St. Finbarr’s (South) Cork City was referred to as St. Barry’s.
The information recorded on the Certificate of Transfer and his death certificate differs. His parents were John and Mary of the former and John Herbert Murray (which was most probably correct) and mother was Margaret Fitzherbert. His wife on the Transfer is Ann Dermott while that on the death certificate is Maria McDermott. His age at death is compatible with any other record,