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George Wesley Murray

In memory of:

Rifleman George Wesley Murray

May 4, 1943
Camp Omine FU-5B, Fukuoka, Japan

Military Service


Service Number:

A/23153

Age:

19

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Rifles of Canada, R.C.I.C.

Citation(s):

1939-1945 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal 1939-1945, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp.

Additional Information


Born:

June 9, 1923
Detroit, Michigan

Enlistment:

July 14, 1941
Windsor, Ontario

Son of George Wesley Murray and Vera Mable Smith, of Walled Lake, Michigan. He stated being born in 1922 when he enlisted.

Enlisted with the Essex Scottish Regiment, he was deployed to the Royal Rifles of Canada on 23 October 1941. He served in Ontario and in Hong Kong with Force C. He had 660 days of service, including 554 overseas.

Commemorated on Page 197 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

Canadian Section B. E. 2.

Location:

YOKOHAMA WAR CEMETERY is 9 kilometres west of the city on Yuenchi-Dori, Hodogaya Ward, which branches left off the old Tokkaido highway. The nearest railway station is Hodogaya, 5 kilometres to the north on the JNR line but the cemetery is easily reached by bus from Yokohama station.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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