Murray, Robert

Regimental Number: 101079
Rank: Corporal
Branch: 31st Battalion

Robert was born in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia on September 21, 1893. In 1912, he filed on a homestead at SE 28-71-5-W6. Robert enlisted in the Canadian Army in July of 1915. He received gunshot wounds to the back and chest in October of 1916. On September 5, 1918, Robert was awarded the Military Medal for action at Rosieres on August 9, 1918. His citation reads as follows:

“When the platoon officer and all the NCOs of his platoon were casualties this NCO took command leading and directing them under heavy fire. Finally when the platoon were held up by an enemy machine gun post he rushed ahead killing and wounding the crew allowing the platoon to advance.”