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Surname: MURDOCH

Forename(s): William

Place of Birth: Kippford, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland

Service No: 51665

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: King’s (Liverpool Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 17th (Service) Battalion. (1st City)

Division: 30th Division

Age: 23

Date of Death: 1916-10-12

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 1D 8B and 8C.

CWGC Cemetery: ---


Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: SKIPTON, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

William Murdoch was the son of John and Catherine Murdoch, née Halliday. John was born at Colvend and Catherine at Southwick, Kirkcudbrightshire.

1901 Colvend, Kirkcudbrightshire Census: 11, Kippford - William Murdoch, aged 7 years, born Colvend, son of Catherine Murdoch (married).

1911 Liverpool, Lancashire Census: 11, Dundonald Road, Aigburth - William Murdoch, aged 17 years, born Colvend, Kirkcudbrightshire, son of Catherine Murdoch, widow.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte William Murdock, 51665, Liverpool Regiment.

The informal title of the 17th (Service) Bn King's (Liverpool Regiment) (1st City) was the 1st Liverpool Pals.

William (as William Murdock) is commemorated in the 'Service Roll of Martins Bank' and in the Rolls of Honour at the Scottish National War Memorial, Edinburgh.

Data Source: Local War Memorial


Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---


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Private William MURDOCH

Private William MURDOCH

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: King’s (Liverpool Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: King’s (Liverpool Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 30th Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 30th Division

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Surname: MURDOCK

Forename(s): William

Born: Dalbeattie, Kirkcudbrightshire

Residence: Liverpool

Enlisted: Keithley, Yorks

Number: 51665

Rank: Private

Regiment: King's (Liverpool Regiment)

Battalion: 17th Battalion


Died Date: 12/10/16

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders


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Surname: MURDOCH

Forename(s): William

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 51665

Rank: Private

Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment)

Unit: 17th Bn.

Age: 23


Died Date: 12/10/1916

Additional Information: Son of Mrs. Catherine Murdoch, of 31, Victoria Rd., West Kirby, Cheshire.

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‘Liverpool Echo’ (8 February 1917)


Pte Wm. Murdoch, the youngest son of Mrs. Murdoch, Dundonald - road, Aigburth, has been killed in action. Previously he was in the employ of the Bank of Liverpool, where he was held in high esteem.

England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966


MURDOCH William of 11 Dundonald-road Aigburth Liverpool private 17th K.L.R. died 12 October 1916 in France Probate Liverpool 30 November to Catherine Murdoch widow. Effects £149 7s. 3d.

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Bank of Liverpool & Martins Limited War Memorial at Barclays Bank, Water Street, Liverpool

Bank of Liverpool & Martins Limited War Memorial at Barclays Bank, Water Street, Liverpool

The identical memorial that was at the Skipton and other branches are lost

Courtesy of David Hearn (War Memorials Online project)



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