Private Rowland Murray

Private Rowland John Murray 12th ( Service ) Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. He was killed in action in France, aged 27, on the 20th September 1918 during the ” Advance to Victory”. He had been born in Jedburgh and was the son of the late Barbara and Robert Murray of New Bondgate, Jedburgh.  ( His brother James also fell-  see below ).He had been working in Ayrshire when he enlisted in the Ayrshire Yeomanry in 1914. He went to Gallipoli in 1915 with the 1/1st Battalion  and served in Egypt and Palestine. He was transferred to the 12th R.S.F. when it was formed in January 1917 moving to France in June 1918. Private Murray was in a dugout at Company H.Q. when it was hit by a heavy shell killing all the occupants. He is buried  in Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck, Nord, France. The photos show Allied troops advancing after the retreating German Army during the final 100 days of the War.

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