The Rev Edmund Theodore Murray

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Chaplain to the service in France

Edmund Theodore Murray was born in 1877 in Humslaugh in Northumberland and arrived in Bourton around 1909 to take up the post of Vicar of the parish. He would remain in this post until at least 1929, and probably longer.

His service in World War 1 was as a chaplain to the forces in France, a post which he occupied in France in 1917 to 1918, until he was wounded and posted to military units in England. No military documentation has been seen, but there is other documentation (London Gazette and Bourton parish records) which cover his service; see the associated Military file here.

After the war the Rev Murray was an absent military voter in Bourton in 1918 and 1919, from 1920 to at least 1929 a resident, in all cases a householder. There are other documents available showing that he was Archdeacon of Cheltenham in 1943. He died in the Cirencester district in 1969 at the age of 91.