Christie-Murray, Maurice MC

19th April 1894 to 9 September 1916

War Service:
Lieutenant MAURICE CHRISTIE-MURRAY MC of 112 Brigade Royal Field Artillery died in Albert, Somme on 9 September 1916, aged 22 from wounds received on the 7th.

He joined the Queen Alexandra's Own 5th August 1914 and was gazetted in to the 112 Brigade Royal Field Artillery as a 2nd Lieutenant 2 January 1915. He became a 1st Lieutenant in 1916 and served with the Expeditionary Force in France.

His Military Cross was Gazetted on 25 August 1916. The citation reads : “For conspicuous gallantry and good judgment on reconnaissances on several occasions when communication with his infantry was lost. Lt. Christie-Murray went forward under heavy fire to' ascertain the situation and the artillery support required.

He is buried in Albert Communal Cemetery Extension.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the war memorial at the Private Banks Cricket and Athletic Club in Catford.


He was born 19th April 1894 and was the son of David [Novelist, Journalist and War Correspondent] and Marion Christie-Murray [Daughter of Walter Dudley of Melbourne, Australia]. He was educated at Lynchmere College, Eastbourne. He was employed by the bank Brown and Shipley & Co.

London Gazette
De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour, 1914-1924 Volume 4

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