John William Murray – had a passion for horses.

John William Murray was born in Newcastle upon Tyne on the 14th April 1880.

In 1901 and 1911 he lived with his sister Mary Jane and brother-in-law Christopher Ward and their family in  New Elvet, Durham. See The Ward Family Story.

Before the war John was a cartman working with the dray horses for the brewery and had a passion for horses.

John enlisted in 1915 and was posted to France in April 1916 in the Royal Field Artillery (No. 751045) as a Driver.  It is believed he transferred to the Horse Artillery as a Gunner (No. 2780).

John was demobbed on the 30th April, 1919 and later worked for the council.

John never married, and died on 22nd January, 1963.



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