L-Cpl James Murray VC Pretoria, South Africa 1879

He was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions Elandsfonteri, Pretoria, South Africa in 1879.

Lance-Corporal. 2nd Battalion. Connaught Rangers.

London Gazetted on the 14th March, 1882.

Born in February 1859 at St Michael's, Cork, Eire.

Died on 19th July 1942 in Dublin, Eire.

Digest of Quotation reads:

Lance-Corporal Murray and Trooper Danaher, of Nourse's Horse, superior, beneath extraordinarily heavy hearth from roughly 60 Boers, for a distance of 500 yards, within the open, at Elandsfonteri, Pretoria, South Africa. The 2 males managed to usher in a personal, of the 21st Foot Regiment, who was severely wounded. Lance-Corporal Murray, throughout this courageous act, was additionally severely wounded.

Further info:. A extra concise assertion tells that the 2 males went out to rescue two males of the 2nd Royal Scots Fusiliers, specifically, Byrne and Davis, each of whom had been badly wounded. As quickly as they began ahead Murray's horse was shot beneath him. He continued on foot.

In a letter dated 25th March 1891, Lance-Corporal Murray wrote that they each, (he and Danaher) reached them collectively, and while he was stooping to boost Byrne's head, he was shot, the ball getting into the fitting aspect and exiting near the backbone. He ordered Danaher, on seeing how ineffective it was for him to stay, to safe his (Murray's)carbine and get away. Byrne died at his aspect quickly after. He went on to inform that Davis and he, together with Byrne's physique, have been taken prisoner by the Boers. They have been nicely handled and returned, by courtesy of the Boer Commander, beneath a flag of truce, together with their lifeless comrades physique. 5 days later, Davis died

His medals have been:-


Launched because the premier award for gallantry, out there for all ranks, to cowl all actions because the outbreak of the Crimean Warfare in 1854. A cross pattee. On the observe a lion statant gardant on the royal crown, with the phrases FOR VALOUR on a semi-circular scroll. The Cross is suspended by a hoop from a seriffed 'V' hooked up to a suspension bar adorned with laurel leaves. It has a crimson ribbon

SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL with 1879 clasp

The marketing campaign started in 1877 and culminated within the showdown between the Zulus and the British when Lord Chelmsford's column was annihilated at Isandhlwana. The marketing campaign concluded with defeat of Cetshwayo's warriors at Ulundi. The observe has the Wyon profile of Queen Victoria and on the reverse, an African lion crouching in submission beside a protea shrub with a

Zulu defend and 4 crossed assegais within the exergue. Ribbon is gold with broad and slender deep blue stripes in the direction of every finish.


Issued to have fun King George VI's coronation on 12 Might 1937. The observe exhibits the conjoined busts of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth of their robes of state with none inscription. The stark simplicity of this motif is matched by a reverse displaying the topped GRI over the inscription CROWNED 12 MAY 1937, with the names of the King and Queen in block

capitals around the circumference. Ribbon is blue edged with one pink and two white stripes.

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