T/9999 ET/58845 Driver Hugh Murray, 21 Company, Royal Army Service Corps

20 July 1898 Born Antrim to Robert and Julia Murray

Worked as a Farm Labourer

Aug 1915 Enlisted as 22052 Private Hugh Murray, ‘A’ Company, 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

24 Mar 1918 captured unwounded by the Germans at Ham during actions at the Somme crossings

Evacuated after capture via Bohain to Geissen. (Bohain being near St Quentin. )

20 May 1918 listed as missing in Newspapers

29 May 1918 at Giessen Prisoner of War Camp

5 June 1918 at Limburg Prisoner of War Camp.  A camp holding 12,000 men in which Irish prisoners had previously been concentrated for the purpose of recruiting for the Irish Brigade.

Next of kin: Aunt Mrs Galloway, Church Street, Antrim

26 March 1919 re-enlisted into the Royal Army Service Corps aged 20 years and 8 months at Devonport as T/9999 ET/58845 Driver Hugh Murray

Posted to no.18 Auxiliary Horse Transport Company (163 Company ASC) at Cologne

Posted to no.21 Horse Transport Company at the Curragh

6-7 May 1921 deserted at the Curragh

27 June 1922 medals forfeited and returned

19 June 1923 re-joined the Army

13 July 1923 discharged at ‘Y’ Depot, Aldershot for misconduct. On discharge: Character classed as Bad. Address Balloo, Antrim

20 Feb 1932 medals re-issued



Missing in Ireland