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Name:

STANLEY DIGBY MURRAY

Date Born:

8th November 1920

Birth Place:

Bangladesh

Date of Death:

17th April 1943

Fate:

Killed during an air operation in the Middle East

Rank

Flying Officer

Regiment:

Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 62 Sqdn

Service No:

130784

Duty Location:

Far East

Buried:

Remembered at the Maynamati War Cemetery, Bangladesh. Grave Ref: 3. A. 1.



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Medals:

1939 - 1945 Star.   War Medal 1939 - 1945






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

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.

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.

Parents:

Third son of Archibald Digby Murray and of Rosamund Murray, of Whitfield House, (now The Park Hotel) Gloucestershire.

Military Information:

Currently there is no detailed information available

Other Information

 Also remembered on the Cromhall Village War Memorial.

Credits: Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Ancestry website, forces-war-records.co.uk, If anyone believes that any of the information above is incorrect or has information to add to Stanley Digby Murray then please email webmaster@falfield.org.uk

Maynamati War Cemetery, Bangladesh The 1939-45 Star The 1939-45 War Medal The memorial plaque for Flying Officer Stanley Digby Murray

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