|1. Memorial:||Montreuil-Aux-Lions British Cemetery||III. D. 3.|
|2. Website:||Comrades Lodge No. 2976.|
Awards & Titles:
Early Life :He was born on 16th January 1863
- The First World War 1914-1918, World-wide.
|Unit / Ship / Est.: 2/King's Own Scottish Borderers|
2nd Battalion August 1914 : in Dublin. Part of 13th Brigade, 5th Division. Landed at Le Havre 15 August 1914.
|Action : No Data|
No Data has been recorded for the final action, because none has yet been found. If you have any information to offer, please contact the Project Team so we can add.
HON. CAPTAIN AND QUARTERMASTER ARCHIBALD MURRAY, 2nd BATTN. THE KINGS OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS, who was shown in the monthly casualty list published in October, 1914, as killed in action, but at that time no place or exact date was mentioned. We now know that Captain Archibald William Murray was fatally wounded by shell fire in the area around Sermoise, France and died as an Honorary Captain & Quarter Master, on Sunday, 13th September 1914, whilst in the service of his King and his Country. He is respectfully buried in Montreuil-aux-Lions British Cemetery, Aisne, France (Plot III, Row D, Grave 3).
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Lodge of Harmony No. 438 E.C.||Bengal|
|Joined :||St David's No. 393 E.C.||Northumberland|
|Joined :||Comrades Lodge No. 2976 E.C.||Essex|
19th November 1900
17th January 1901
4th February 1901
He was initiated in Lodge of Harmony, No. 438, Cawnpore, Bengal on 19th November 1900, Passed - 7th January 1901 and Raised, 4th February 1901. He resigned from there on 28th February 1901. He joined St. David's Lodge, No. 393, Berwick on 3rd March 1903 and resigned 1st December 1903. This practice of resigning and joining lodges was quite normal for soldiers who were regularly being deployed throughout the Empire where the ability to continue local Freemasonry was usually available. On page 35 of the Minutes of Comrades Lodge it shows a proposition to join recorded on the 20th February 1905. He is listed as 98 in the Comrades Lodge Register of members as a joining member on 20th March 1905, aged 41. He is recorded as being a Lieutenant & Quarter Master at this time. He resigned from Comrades Lodge 20th November 1906. What happened to him after that is a mystery; he is not recorded as having joined any other lodges. Archibald Murray was not recorded in the 1921 Masonic Roll of Honour or the 1933 Scroll or subsequent lists but due to the research of Paul Masters of Comrades Lodge 2976, is now properly recorded.
The project globally acknowledges the following as sources of information for research across the whole database:
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- The (UK) National Archives
- Ancestry.co.uk - Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History online
- ugle.org.uk - The records of the United Grand Lodge of England including the Library and Museum of Freemasonry
- Founder Researchers : Paul Masters & Mike McCarthy
- Researcher : Bruce Littley
Researcher : Paul Masters