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Name: Harry Standley Murree Regimental Number: 415593 Rank: Private Battalion: 25th Battalion Date of Birth: October 8, 1893 Place of Birth: Yarmouth NS Date of Enlistment: April 10, 1914 Place of Enlistment: Yarmouth, N.S. Address at Enlistment: Yarmouth, N.S. Age at Enlistment: 21 Height: 5 feet, 4¾ inches Complexion: Dark Eyes: Brown Hair: Brown Prior Military Experience: 29th Battery CFA (Yarmouth NS) joined in 1912 Trade: Longshoreman Marital Status: Single Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: Mrs. Henry Murree (Mother) Yarmouth. NS Date of Death: June 15, 1916 Age at Death: 22 Memorial: Menin Gate (Ypres) Memorial, Belgium Memorial Reference: Panel 26 - 30 Commemorated on Page 140 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on April 1 Harry Standley Murree was the son of Henry J. Murree (b. 1854) and Eizabeth (Muise) Murree (1854-1915) of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. He enlisted at Yarmouth with the 40th Battalion. He went overseas arriving in England on October 25, 1915. At Shorncliffe he was assigned to the 17th Reserve Battalion. He embarked for France on December 21, 1915 and was taken on strength with the 25th Battalion in the field on December 12, 1915. On June 15, 1916 Private Murree was killed in action while in the trenches at Hill 60, Zillebeke. His name is inscribed on the Menin Gate Memorial, Belgium.
Harry Standley Murree
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