Title

Thomas Murray, Seventh Son Returned

5th Royal Irish Lancers

Description

    • Ypres crucifix; photograph
    • My grandfather, Thomas Murray, was born at 32 South William Street in Dublin. My father, Francis, had always told me that Thomas was in the 5th Royal Irish Lancers, and I later confirmed this through online research. I didn't know, however, how long he was in the military: he signed up in February 1913 and served until 1921, well before and after the war. He was stationed mostly in Flanders (Ypres), and he received 3 medals and 2 rosettes for his military service. He married my grandmother, Louisa, while on leave in July 1917, and they had two children during the war. After the war, he worked with horses for Guinness mainly as a driver, and he lived with his family (including 7 sons) in Rathfarnham. He died in 1958 from a brain haemorrhage.

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Time

  • Date:

    • 1918-06-19
    • 1916-06-27
  • Temporal:

    • 2014-09-04 13:33:45 UTC
  • Place/Time:

    • Western Front

Provenance

  • Source:

    • User contributed content
  • Identifier:

    • 17537
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  • First published in Europeana:

    • 2014-11-04
  • Last updated in Europeana:

    • 2016-07-27

Copyright

  • Rights:

    • http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/

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Location

  • Location:

    • Belgium
    • Ypres
    • #50.8492265,2.877938800000038
    • http://sws.geonames.org/2802361/
    • http://sws.geonames.org/2795101/
    • http://sws.geonames.org/2795100/
  • Place/Time:

    • Western Front
Longitude: "2.8779387, 2.86733, and 2.88569"
Latitude: "50.849228, 50.85704, and 50.85114"

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