THOSE REMEMBERED ON THE FALFIELD WAR MEMORIAL WHO DIED DURING THE 1939-45 WAR

STANLEY DIGBY MURRAY

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Date Born

8th November 1920

Birth place:

Bangladesh

Date of Death:

17th April 1943

Fate:

Killed during an air operation in the Middle East

Duty Location:

Far East

Buried:

Remembered at the Mainamati War Cemetery, Bangladesh

Maynamati War Cemetery
Location Ref 3.A.1

Regiment:

Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 62 Sqdn

Rank:

Flying Officer

Service No:

130784

Military Information:

Currently there is no detailed information available

Medals Awarded

1939/45 Star

The 1939–45 Star was a campaign medal of the British Commonwealth, awarded for service in the Second World War. The medal was awarded for operational service between 3rd September 1939 and 2nd September 1945. To qualify for this medal, members of the Royal Navy had to complete 6 months service in areas of active operations. For the Army, they had to have served 6 months in an operational command. If they were airborne troops, they could qualify by participating in an airborne operation, and had completed 2 months in a fully operational unit.

War Medal

The War Medal 1939–1945 was a British decoration awarded to those who had served in the Armed Forces or Merchant Navy full-time for at least 28 days between 3 September 1939 and 2 September 1945

Further investigation is required to establish what additional medal(s) he may have been entitled to while on duty in the Middle East.

Parents:

Third son of Archibald Digby Murray and of Rosamund Murray, of Whitfield House, (up until 2018 known  as The Park Hotel, Falfield, Gloucestershire

Other Information:

Credits: St George’s Church Baptism and Burial Records, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Ancestry website, forces-war-records.co.uk , scribes-alcove

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