Altrincham WW1 

Victor Bickersteth Murray

Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:02nd Bn
Name of Rgt or Ship:Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
How Died:Suicide
Country of burial:U.K.Grave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Rostherne (St. Mary's) Churchyard
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born during the March quarter 1898 in the Newcastle upon Tyne R.D. - ref:
10b/98, the son of George Redmayne Murray M.D. & Annie Katharine Murray
(nee Bickersteth).

Victor is recorded in the "Plantagenet Roll of the Blood Royal" - Essex
Volume, that states that he was born on the 10th December 1897, the son of
George Redmayne Murray M.D. & Annie Katharine Murray (nee Bickersteth).  
The document states that Dr. Murray was from Fawdon House, Newcastle upon
Tyne.  Victor had one elder sister - Vera Christabel b.7/6/1893 and two
brothers - Ulric George b.18th October 1894 and Oswald William

1901 Census - 11 Ellison Place, St Andrew, Newcastle Upon Tyne.    Son -
aged: 3 - born: Newcastle upon Tyne.    Head of household - George R.
Murray - Married - aged: 35 - occ: Physician - born: Newcastle upon Tyne.  
Also - Annie K. Murray - Wife - aged: 36 - born: Liverpool.   Plus an elder
sister and an elder brother - Ulric G. Murray - aged: 6.    The family
employed 5 servants.

1911 Census - Stoke House, Stoke Green, Buckinghamshire (a private
preparatory school for Eton College and other schools).    Boarder - aged:
13 - Scholar - born: Newcastle upon Tyne.   No trace of his parents in

Commisioned 2nd Lieutenant on the 1st May 1917.

Died from gunshot wounds (Suicide) on Spike Island at Queenstown - later
renamed "COBH"

Commemorated on a private memorial plaque in St. Mary's P.C. Rostherne. 
M.I. "Their lives for their Country; The souls to God".

Gravestone M.I. "For God, for kind, and for Country".

His MIC states that he was drafted to France on the 19th June 1917.  He
qualified for the two basic war medals - the BWM & the VM.  Also that his
father - Colonel George R. Murray, resided at - The Gorse, Bowdon.

His estate was valued at £1,603. 4s. 2d.

His father Colonel George Redmayne MD, (of Newcastle upon Tyne and
Mobberley) was born 20/06/1865 and his mother Annie Katherine was born
03/09/1864 and died 31/05/1953.

Memorials found on:
St. Mary's (Rosthern)
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