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Name: Gordon Sydney Murree Regimental Number: 67164 Rank: Private Battalion: 25th Battalion Date of Birth: January 1, 1893 Place of Birth: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Date of Enlistment: November 12, 1914 Place of Enlistment: Halifax, Nova Scotia Age at Enlistment: 21 Prior Military Experience: 29th Battery CFA Yarmouth NS Height: 5 Feet 6 Inches Complexion: Dark Eye Colour: Brown Hair Colour: Black Marital Status: Single Trade: Labourer Religion: Wesleyan Next of Kin: Reuben Murree (Father), Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Date of Death: April 29, 1917 Age at Death: 24 Listed on: Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France Commemorated on Page 299 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. This page is displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on June 30 and July 1. Listed on the Nominal Roll of the 25th Battalion. Gordon Sydney Murree was the son of Reuben John Murree (1855-1930) and Annie (Miller) Murree (1864-1911) of Yarmouth. He enlisted with the 25th Battalion and trained in Canada until May, 1915. He embarked Halifax on the SS Saxonia for England disembarking there on May 29, 1915. He embarked for France at Folkestone, Kent on September 15, 1915 and joined the Battalion in the field. On October 19, 1915 he suffered a gun shot wound to his thigh and was hospitalized in France until May 4, 1915 when he rejoined his unit in the field. Private Murree was reported missing and presumed killed in action on April 29, 1917 in the trenches south west of Acheville, seven miles to the right of Vimy Ridge. His body was never recovered and he is listed on the Vimy Memorial, France.
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