• Date of birth: 07/11/1894
  • Place of birth: Brailsford, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Date of death: 13/10/1917
  • Place of death: Frontline near Tyne Cot, Belgium
  • Cause of death: Killed in action (K.I.A.)
  • Age: 22
  • Profession: Railway Employee
  • Country: Australia
  • Rank: Private
  • Service number: 2127
  • Enlistment date: 18/04/1916
  • Enlistment place: Perth, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Last known unit: Australian Infantry, 44th Bn.
  • Force: Australian Imperial Force

Cemetery

Additional information

Private Ernest Murry was part of the 44th Australian Infantry, 11th Australian Brigade, 3rd Australian Division.

Although the battalion marched to the front around the 10th October and relieved a front line garrison, the War Diary does not mention that they took part in the First Battle of Passchendaele on 12th October. The 44th Australian Infantry was most likely in the rear or in support at this time. On the afternoon of 13th orders were received to relieve battalions at the front line. The relief was complete by 8 p.m. and few casualties were reported during the approach march. During night of the 13th and the day of the 14th the enemy shelling on the trenches were very severe.

Although the War Diary notes that few casualties were suffered during this enemy barrage its highly likely that Private Ernest Murry was killed in this barrage and buried where he fell. Due to the fact that his grave was located not far behind the front line makes it unlikely that he died during the during the approach march. Private Murry was reburied at Tyne Cot Cemetery after the war.