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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone at Hucknall Cemetery. Photo courtesy of Peter Gillings
Person Details
31 Mar 1899
Hucknall Torkard Nottinghamshire
David Pirie was born in 1899 in Hucknall and was the only son of David a furniture dealer and Eliza Murray of 33 Randal Street, Hyson Green, Nottingham. His father David was born in 1850 in Aberdeen and his mother Eliza Bramley was born in 1861 in Alfreton, they were married in 1882 in Nottingham. In 1901, David, a civil servant, Eliza and their two year old son, David, were living at 50 Marwell Road, Wolverhampton. By 1911 the family was living at 338 Radford Road, Hyson Green. The CWGC record gives his parents' address as 33 Randal Street, Hyson Green, Nottingham.
He worked for the Ordnance Survey.
17 Jul 1918
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2749983 - CWGC Website
41301
Private
3rd Bn Suffolk Regiment
Private David Pirie Murray enlisted at Nottingham was attached to 76th Infantry Bde. He formerly served (79478) with the Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment). He died on 17th July 1918 in the War Hospital, Croydon and is buried in Hucknall Cemetery Grave Reference: C. South 2331
A tablet at the foot of the CWGC headstone reads, 'In loving memory of David Pirie Murray born 31st March 1899 died 17th July 1918 [and] Joe Bramley, born (-) June 1876 died 23rd July 1898. Both late of the Ordnance Survey.' Soldiers' Effects: his father was his sole legatee.
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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone at Hucknall Cemetery. Photo courtesy of Peter Gillings
    David Pirie Murray - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone at Hucknall Cemetery. Photo courtesy of Peter Gillings
  • Tablet at base of CWGC headstone. Photograph Rachel Farrand (August 2015)
    David Pirie Murray - Tablet at base of CWGC headstone. Photograph Rachel Farrand (August 2015)