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Godfrey Murray

5th Territorial Bn. Prince of Wales, North Staffordshire Regt. Returned 28.3.1920.

Date Enlisted 20/12/1916
Service Number SN Commissioned Officer, 5th Territorial Battalion, Prince of Wales, North Staffordshire
Age of Enlistment NK
Place of Enlistment Lincoln, England
Place of Birth NK
Previous Military Experience Cadets
Occupation Farmer
Marital Status Single
Religion Church of England
School Attended Perth Modern , Guildford Grammar School
Address History Father - Dr. Humphrey, Cottesloe, WA.

Military History

Humphry embarked for England, seeking a Commission in the Imperial Army.(Daily News 20.6.1916. He enlisted with the Artists Rifles SN 7843 - 5th Territorial Bn. Prince of Wales North Staffordshire Regimentand obtained a Commission in Lincoln with them in 1917.(Western Mail 9.3.1917) He served for 4 years in France and after Armistice, joined the Army of Occupation.(Daily News 1.4.1920)
Embarked 1920.
Returned/Disembarked Fremantle 28.3.1920 (Daily News 10.4.1920)
Discharged prior to embarkation
Notes Humphry attended Perth High School up to his junior year ( Junior Exam in Daily News 18.12.1915) He returned to Australia1920 (Daily News 10.4.1920) and became engaged to Hellon Mary Cruickshank 1922 (Daily News 25.7.1922). He married Mary Cruickshank at Christchurch Claremont 18.3.1924 (Daily News 17.3.1924). Cruickshank farmed at ‘Pankee’, Walebing near Moora.(Daily News 26.9.1924)
Final Rank Commissioned Officer.
Awards and Medals British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Medical Condition NK.
Notes the North Staffordshire Regimental records list the spelling of the surname as Humphrey not Humphry as recorded by Guildford Grammar Schoo Archives and local papers
Information Source
Daily News
Guildford Grammar School Honour Roll
West Australian Newspaper
Stagnoll Higham, S. Artists Rifles-Regimental Roll of Honour and service 1914-1918. Andrews UK Ltd. 2012
Sunday Times WA.
Western Mail

Cottesloe Beach. WA.