John Murray
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Victorian Army Long Service and Good
Conduct Medal
666 Pte. J. Murray Scots Guards


John Murray was a 29 year old cabinet
maker from Edinburgh. He was described as
5’ 10 ½" with a fresh complexion He
enlisted in the Scots Fusilier Guards on
11th May, 1860 and served a total of
22years and 32 days all at Home. He
married Ellen Hepburn in Whitechapel on
15th July, 1871.Prior to serving in the
Scots Guards he served 10 years and 7
months in the Bengal Artillery.

The 1881 census shows him as a 52 yr old
Soldier in the Scots Guards living at the
Tower Of London, Tower Hill, with his wife
Helen who was 12 years his Junior and His
Children: Levi 12, Elijah 7, Greyson 5,
Francis 4 and Elizabeth 3