Private Alexander Murray

23 Sep 1944

Alexander Murray was the son of James and Mary Murray, of Newcastle-on-Tyne. He enlisted into the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) and volunteered for Airborne forces.

Private Murray successfully completed his glider training and was posted to C Company, 7th (Airborne) Battalion, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, and took part in Operation Market Garden (Arnhem).

Pte Murray was killed in action on 23 September 1944, aged 28, and was given a field burial in an isolated mass grave of 14 at the junction of Oranjeweg and Bothaweg, Oosterbeek, and was re-interred to Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery on 28 August 1945.

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