David Murray

Bank: National Bank of Scotland

Place of work: Dumfries branch

Died: 22 October 1917


David Martin Murray was born on 30 December 1896, the son of James Murray, a contractor, and his wife. On 30 December 1912, his 16th birthday, Murray went to work for National Bank of Scotland as an apprentice at its Dumfries branch. In January 1916, he became a clerk at the same branch.


During the First World War Murray left the bank to join the army, and by 1917 he was a Serjeant in the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), on active service in France. He was killed in action there on 22 October 1917. He was 20 years old.


Serjeant Murray was a recipient of the Military Medal. He is commemorated on a bank war memorial at Gogarburn campus, Edinburgh

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