Lt-Colonel W.A. Murray, C.M.G., D.S.O., Croix de Guerre & Alan Michael Whitworth (ed.)
William Murray had a distinguished war record. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel. He was Mentioned in Dispatches twice and awarded the C.M.G., D.S.O. and Croix de Guerre.
While in France and Flanders he wrote regularly to his family back home in Cumberland.
His sister, Claudine Murray, who lived variously in Armathwaite, Longtown and Brampton, kept all his letters, which are published here for the first time.
William Atholl Murray was appointed as Adjutant to the 1/1 Warwickshire Battery of Royal Horse Artillery in 1911. In October 1914 he went with the Battery to France.
He remained on the Western Front for the duration of the conflict and ended his war in Cologne as part of the British Army on the Rhine.
His descriptions of artillery bombardments, gas attacks, aerial dogfights and the detail of everyday life and the camaraderie of his fellow officers and gunners presents an insightful picture of service in an artillery battery.
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