Regimental Number: 442134
Branch: 7th Battalion
John was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on October 2, 1891. It is unknown when he first came to Canada, but he enlisted in the Canadian Army at Vernon, BC, in 1915. John suffered from gunshot wounds to his right leg and buttock in March of 1916. In 1919, he filed on NE 31-77-3-W6 and NE 36-77-4-W6. He married his neighbor Horace Newton’s sister, though she decided farming wasn’t for her and eventually left. John later remarried to Ida and they had a daughter named Norah. In the mid 1930s, the Murrays moved to Victoria.
Sources: Grooming the Grizzly p. 463; Aug. 7, 1959 p. 3 c. 3