Henry William Murray

#238, (1 December 1880-January 1966)
FatherEdward Kennedy Murray (1840-)
MotherClarissa Littler (1841-)
Henry William Murray
(source: Ancestry.com user 'prohealth_1')
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Henry was born on Wednesday, 1 December 1880 at the small Tasmanian town of Evandale.1 He was the son of Edward Kennedy Murray and Clarissa Littler. Henry William Murray also went by the name of Mad Harry. He was decorated while serving in the military. He was awarded the VC, CMG, DSO and bar, DCM and Croix de Guerre. He was reckoned to be the most highly decorated Australian of the First World War.. He reported for active duty on 1 January 1918. At this time his occupation was given as as a farmer.

He married Ellen P. Cameron, on Monday, 30 November 1936 at Queensland. He reported for active duty on 1 June 1944.

Henry died in January 1966 at Richmond, Queensland, at age 85.

Family of Henry William Murray and Ellen P. Cameron

Last Edited6 Nov 2013


1880Birththe small Tasmanian town of Evandale1
Mlt award
1918Mlt active duty
1944Mlt active duty
1966DeathRichmond, Queensland


  1. [S627] George and Slayter, Clyde Franki Mad Harry - Australia's Most Decorated Soldier p.1.