Lance Corporal Andrew Murray

Lance Corporal Andrew George Murray, 1st/6th ( Territorial ) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. He was killed in action in France during the Battle of Arras on 15th April 1917, aged 23. He was the son of Andrew and Eleanor Murray of Milfield Hill, Wooler and he was a native of Berwick-upon-Tweed. He is buried in Wancourt British Cemetery, Wancourt, Somme, France. ( The C.W.G.C. site has his rank as Private ). The village of Wancourt itself had been captured on 12th April after very heavy fighting.  The photographs show troops near Arras. The colour photo shows the impressive Memorial raised to commemorate the 50th ( Northumbrian ) Division of which the Battalion was part until July 1918 when it was reduced to cadre and assigned to lines of communication duties. It was erected near the village of Weiltje in the Ypres Salient where nearby on the 26th April 1915 at St Julien the Division fought its first action of the War only days after landing on the Continent.

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