CPT Fergus Murray

CPT Fergus Murray

Birth
Dalton, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
Death 24 Jan 1900 (aged 31)
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Burial uThukela District Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Memorial ID 206325795 · View Source
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Excerpt from Mildred G. Dooner's "The Last Post: A roll of all officers (naval, military or colonial) who gave their lives for their queen, king and country, in the South African War, 1899-1902."

"Capt. Fergus Murray, Scottish Rifles, was killed in action at Spion Kop, on the Upper Tugela, on Jan. 24th, 1900. He was the younger son of the late Commander John Murray, R.X., of Murraythwaite, Dumfriesshire, born Feb. 1868, and educated at Clifton College. He entered the Scottish Rifles in March, 1889, and was promoted lieut. March, 1892, and capt. Oct., 1897. At Spion Kop he was wounded in five places, but he still continued to command his company, staggering amongst his men till killed. Capt. Murray's name was brought to notice by his commanding officer for having rendered special valuable assistance Jan. 24th, and he is mentioned in the despatch of Lieut.-Gen. Sir Charles Warren, of Feb. 1st, 1900, for initiating an advance in the face of a heavy fire."


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  • Created by: Nick Lewis
  • Added: 17 Jan 2020
  • Find a Grave Memorial 206325795
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for CPT Fergus Murray (3 Feb 1868–24 Jan 1900), Find a Grave Memorial no. 206325795, citing Spionkop Battlefield Memorial Site, uThukela District Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa ; Maintained by Nick Lewis (contributor 48317645) .