Lieutenant William Dunmore Murray

Biography of Lieutenant William Dunmore Murray

William Dunmore Murray was born on 28th August 1867. He studied medicine at the University, and was a very able student, receiving awards in every year of his study from 1885-1889, including the Joseph Black Medal in Chemistry in 1886. He graduated MB CM in 1889, and gravitated to London where he was in practice at the outbreak of war.

He took a commission in the RAMC and was made temporary Lieutenant on 25th June 1915, based in Colchester. He was diagnosed with cancer and died less than a year later on 23rd January 1916 in his own home in London. He was cremated, and his name inscribed on the screen wall at West Norwood Crematorium in London.

His wife was faced with a double tragedy, as one of her two sons, 2nd Lieutenant Graham Dunmore Murray serving with the Northumberland Fusiliers, was killed only a few days later, on the 26th January 1916.


Lieutenant William Dunmore Murray
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps
Degree: MB CM
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Records of the University of Glasgow Registry: N.b. In the latter years of study there was another William Murray studying medicine, and since he did not use his middle name, he became William Murray (senior) in the records.

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