Charles William Murray was born on the 12th January, 1895 in Alnwick, Northumberland. He attended the Duke’s School and worked as a clerk for a local firm of Maltsters. He served with the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) in the Great War and kept diaries of his experiences. He worked throughout the war on Ambulance trains, transporting injured troops from the battlefields of France and Belgium to the Channel coast for return to Britain.
The diaries were tiny notebooks that he kept in his tunic pocket.They were written in pencil and his handwriting was not the easiest to read. He did, however, write a summary of these diaries for a lecture he gave on the subject at a later date and these have provided a good overview of his experiences during the Great War.The following book is based on these summaries. The text of the book has remained as faithful as possible to his own words.
George C. Murray
Grandson of Charles W. Murray