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Keith Murray ( 1891 ??? - 18 September 1918). MISSING BIRTH DATE

Keith Murray ( 1891 ??? - 18 September 1918). MISSING BIRTH DATE

Posted: 27 Nov 2012 9:16PM GMT
Classification: Query
Keith Murray married Dorothy Owen Fox at the All Saint’s Church, Gosnells, Perth, on 1 August 1916. He enlisted in Perth on 25 February 1916. He gave as his occupation ‘Divinity student’. Private Murray, 11th Bn. died of wounds at Villerette, France on 18 September 1918.

Murray stated on his enlistment papers he was 24 yrs 1 month old;his mother was 'Nellie', and he had been born in Sydney.

I cannot trace Murray's birth details. Is anyone able to assist, please ?

Thanks

Philip

Re: Keith Murray ( 1891 ??? - 18 September 1918). MISSING BIRTH DATE

Posted: 27 Nov 2012 10:05PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 27 Nov 2012 10:13PM GMT
Hi Philip,
I think he was born Keith MUTTON...and I'm not sure if his mother did a runner or if she divorced but she ended up marrying Matthew Henry MURRAY in WA in 1898.

NSW BDM info.
Marriage
4805/1890 MUTTON HAROLD A to WATTS NELLIE at MARRICKVILLE

Births
32755/1892 MUTTON KEITH HAROLD A NELLIE ST LEONARDS
29777/1891 MUTTON EDWARD A HAROLD A NELLIE RANDWICK
36358/1894 MUTTON MARJORIE HAROLD A NELLIE WAVERLEY

WA info
MURRAY MATTHEW HENRY to WATTS NELLIE at KALGOORLIE 1898

You can check other children on WA BDM

Kellie

Re: Keith Murray ( 1891 ??? - 18 September 1918). MISSING BIRTH DATE

Posted: 27 Nov 2012 10:10PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi again Philip,
If you search TROVE (nla newspapers) for "Nellie Mutton" you will find divorce and custody battles between Harold MUTTON and Nellie around 1897.

Kellie

Re: Keith Murray ( 1891 ??? - 18 September 1918). MISSING BIRTH DATE

Posted: 27 Nov 2012 10:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi,
Going from Electoral Rolls,,as both Matthew Henry MURRAY and Nellie MURRAY (WATTS/MUTTON) are both showing in 1954 at 16 Venn St, North Perth..this would more than likely be their deaths
1958 MURRAY NELLIE Female 91 ALBERT E N JOHANNA
1959 MURRAY MATTHEW HENRY Male 93 JOHN H HANNAH

From Cemetery Records, Karrakatta Cemetery
Matthew died 21/10/1959 and Nellie died 01/07/1958,,they are buried together and Matthew was the grantee for the burial/graves.

Kellie

Re: Keith Murray ( 1891 ??? - 18 September 1918). MISSING BIRTH DATE

Posted: 27 Nov 2012 11:03PM GMT
Classification: Query
Dear Kellie

Thank you!

Philip

Re: Keith Murray ( 1891 ??? - 18 September 1918). MISSING BIRTH DATE

Posted: 28 Nov 2012 12:29AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 28 Nov 2012 12:32AM GMT
Hi,
National Archives Australia have the ww1 digitised service document for his brother.
MURRAY Edward Aubrey Mutton
Service Number - Lieutenant
Place of Birth - Sydney NSW
Place of Enlistment - N/A : Next of Kin - (Mother) MURRAY Nellie

Edit to add:
Edward states that he was born at Coogee.

Leanne

Re: Keith Murray ( 1891 ??? - 18 September 1918). MISSING BIRTH DATE

Posted: 13 Feb 2013 2:20AM GMT
Classification: Query
Greetings Philip:
Keith Murray didn't die of wounds at Villerette. He was killed outright on the outskirts of the town of Hesbecourt on September 18, 1918.
He was born in Sydney to parents Nellie (Watts) and Harold Aubrey Mutton. They also had Edward Aubrey (who died at the battle of Paschendaele Oct 12, 1917) and a daughter Marjorie Mutton.

Keith was studying to be a priest and had been awarded a parish at Gosnells. He was one of three young priests who were sent white feathers and as a consequence signed up and were all killed. They have a plaque in St George cathedral, Perth.

Keith and Dorothy had a son, also Keith, who was never to see his father.

After the divorce Nelle put the kids in orphanages and went to Kalgoorlie and Married Matthew Murray and renamed the Mutton kids and had two more daughters, Nancy and Faith.

Keith Murray sen was my grandfather and Keith jnr my father.
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