THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
MURRAY John
68th Regiment (Durham Light Infantry)

CITATION
On 21 June 1864 at Tauranga, New Zealand, when the enemy's position was being stormed, Sergeant MURRAY ran up to a rifle-pit containing eight to ten of the enemy and, without any assistance, killed or wounded all of them. He then went on up the works, fighting with his bayonet."

AWARDS
Victoria Cross
NZ Maori War Medal

NOTES
Born February 1837, Whigsboro, King's County, Ireland
Died 8 April 1912, Derrinlough, County Offaly, Ireland
Buried at the English Churchyard, County Offaly, Ireland