Sergeant Archibald Murray

Sergeant Archibald Murray, “C” Coy., 2nd Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in action in France , aged 28 on 30th July 1916 during the Battle of the Somme. He had been born in Greenock and was the son of Neil Murray and the husband of Margaret Walsh Murray of 9 Silver Street, Berwick. He is buried in Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France. He fell in an abortive attack on German positions on the west Of Delville Wood where the Battalion lost heavily for no gain. 6 Officers were killed and a further 9 wounded. 244 Other Ranks became casualties. His Headstone is inscribed ” Until The Day Breaks And The Shadows Flee Away”. The Photos show Delville wood after the Battle and the colour image shows a peaceful Somme landscape today ” with no gas, no barbed wire, no guns firing now”.

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