Author Topic: RSMs last battle. 18th+24th manchesters  (Read 3308 times)

Offline mack

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RSMs last battle. 18th+24th manchesters
« on: November 22, 2009, 10:24:09 PM »
col/sgt 2428 george,alfred gooddie murnaghan
enlisted 23-4-1988
served through the boer war and awarded QSA medal clasps cape colony+orange free state and KSA medal 1901+1902
discharged as time expired
on the outbreak of WW1,he left his job as a commissionair and re-enlisted in the 18th manchesters on 10th sept 1914 at the age of 45
after training,he went to france on 8th november 1915 with his battalion,he was promoted to RSM the same day
wounded in the leg by a shell splinter on 7th july 1916 at trones wood,[the same shell killing colonel smith],although he tried to carry on,he was forcibly removed to the casualty clearing station
on 14th may 1918 he was posted to the 24th batt,he was discharged on 27th jan 1919 suffering from chronic rheumatism.
he was awarded the MSM published in LG 3-6-19
married miss alice,ann turtle at st.stephens church,hulme on 21-5-1887
sons william,charles+cyril,george
daughters agnes,ellen/winifred/kathleen/elsie,may
resided 7 blanchard st,chorlton on medlock

RSM murnaghan died in nell lane hospital,on 19th oct 1924 of a septic kidney and severe renal problems.

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Re: RSMs last battle. 18th+24th manchesters
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2009, 07:25:14 PM »
RSM Murnaghan Known by the Men (Not to his face  ;D)  as "Mickey"
Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.


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Re: RSMs last battle. 18th+24th manchesters
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2011, 06:17:09 PM »
Murnaghan, George Alfred Goodie of 7 Blanchard St, Chorlton-upon-Medlock, Manchester died 19 October 1924 at 20 Nell Lane, Withington, Manchester. Administration Manchester 7 November to Alice Ann Murnaghan widow.
Effects £236 9s 5d