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'''James Wolfe Murray''' ( – ) served in the [[Royal Navy]].
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{{CaptRN}} '''James Wolfe Murray''', D.S.O., R.N. (9 June, 1880 – 16 November, 1930) served in the [[Royal Navy]].
  
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In 1927, he requested that his name be changed to '''James Wolfe-Murray'''.<ref>Murray Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/45/245.|D7603497}} ff. 248.</ref>
 
==Life & Career==
 
==Life & Career==
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Murray was born in Surrey, the son of a Major in the Royal Artillery.<ref>Murray Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/45/245.|D7603497}} ff. 248.</ref>
  
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Murray was promoted to the rank of {{LieutRN}} on 1 September, 1902.<ref>Murray Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/45/245.|D7603497}} ff. 248.</ref>
  
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Murray was promoted to the rank of {{LCommRN}} on 1 September, 1910.<ref>Murray Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/45/245.|D7603497}} ff. 248.</ref>
  
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==Great War==
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Murray was appointed as gunnery officer to {{UK-Cornwall}} on 8 January, 1912.  On 3 January, 1914, he advanced to be her first officer.  He would be in her during the [[Battle of the Falklands]].
Murray was appointed in command of the {{UK-Colombo|f=t}} in April, 1923.{{MackieRNW}}
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Murray was promoted to the rank of {{CommRN}} on 31 December, 1914.<ref>Murray Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/45/245.|D7603497}} ff. 248.</ref> and left ''Cornwall'' on 4 January, 1915.  On the 23rd became executive officer in the {{UK-Caesar|f=t}}, remaining there until being superseded on 21 December.<ref>Murray Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/45/245.|D7603497}} ff. 248.</ref>{{NLOct15|p. 392''o''}}
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Later in the war, he was executive officer in the {{UK-Swiftsure|f=t}} and the {{UK-1Suffolk|f=t}}.
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Murray was promoted to the rank of {{CaptRN}} on 30 June, 1920.<ref>Murray Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/45/245.|D7603497}} ff. 248.</ref>
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Murray was appointed in command of the {{UK-Colombo|f=t}} in April, 1923.  He would spend two years in this command, his ship stationed in the East Indies.
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Wolfe-Murray was placed on the Retired List as being medically unfit owing to tuberculosis on 30 August, 1929.  He succumbed on on 16 November of the following year as reported in ''The Times'' on the 18th.<ref>Murray Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/45/245.|D7603497}} ff. 248.</ref>
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{{TabApptsRow|Preceded by<br>'''?'''|'''[[Naval Attaché (Royal Navy)|Royal Navy Naval Attaché to Norway, Sweden and Denmark]]'''<br>8 Dec, 1920<ref>Murray Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/45/245.|D7603497}} ff. 248.</ref> &ndash; 1 Dec, 1921<ref>Murray Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/45/245.|D7603497}} ff. 248.</ref>|Succeeded by<br>'''[[Hector Boyes|Hector Boyes]]'''}}
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Latest revision as of 09:10, 5 December 2018

Captain James Wolfe Murray, D.S.O., R.N. (9 June, 1880 – 16 November, 1930) served in the Royal Navy.

In 1927, he requested that his name be changed to James Wolfe-Murray.[1]

Life & Career

Murray was born in Surrey, the son of a Major in the Royal Artillery.[2]

Murray was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 September, 1902.[3]

Murray was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 1 September, 1910.[4]

Great War

Murray was appointed as gunnery officer to Cornwall on 8 January, 1912. On 3 January, 1914, he advanced to be her first officer. He would be in her during the Battle of the Falklands.

Murray was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1914.[5] and left Cornwall on 4 January, 1915. On the 23rd became executive officer in the battleship Cæsar, remaining there until being superseded on 21 December.[6][7]

Later in the war, he was executive officer in the battleship Swiftsure and the armoured cruiser Suffolk.

Post-war

Murray was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1920.[8]

Murray was appointed in command of the light cruiser Colombo in April, 1923. He would spend two years in this command, his ship stationed in the East Indies.

Wolfe-Murray was placed on the Retired List as being medically unfit owing to tuberculosis on 30 August, 1929. He succumbed on on 16 November of the following year as reported in The Times on the 18th.[9]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
?
Royal Navy Naval Attaché to Norway, Sweden and Denmark
8 Dec, 1920[10] – 1 Dec, 1921[11]
Succeeded by
Hector Boyes
Preceded by
?
Royal Navy Naval Attaché to Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Estonia and Latvia
1 Dec, 1921[12] – 27 Feb, 1923[13]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Archibald Cochrane
Captain of H.M.S. Colombo
19 Apr, 1923[14] – Jul, 1925[15]
Succeeded by
Hugh T. England
Preceded by
Benjamin W. Barrow
Captain of H.M.S. Ark Royal
23 Aug, 1926[16] – 21 Nov, 1926[17]
Succeeded by
James W. Murray
Preceded by
Maitland W. S. Boucher
Captain of H.M.S. Argus
21 Nov, 1926[18] – 17 Jan, 1927[19]
Succeeded by
Alexander R. Palmer
Preceded by
James W. Murray
Captain of H.M.S. Ark Royal
17 Jan, 1927[20] – 23 Jan, 1928[21]
Succeeded by
John F. Finlayson
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Kent
23 Jan, 1928[22][23] – Jun, 1929[24]
Succeeded by
Arthur L. Snagge

Footnotes

  1. Murray Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/245. ff. 248.
  2. Murray Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/245. ff. 248.
  3. Murray Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/245. ff. 248.
  4. Murray Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/245. ff. 248.
  5. Murray Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/245. ff. 248.
  6. Murray Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/245. ff. 248.
  7. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 392o.
  8. Murray Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/245. ff. 248.
  9. Murray Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/245. ff. 248.
  10. Murray Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/245. ff. 248.
  11. Murray Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/245. ff. 248.
  12. Murray Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/245. ff. 248.
  13. Murray Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/245. ff. 248.
  14. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 226.
  15. Murray Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/245. ff. 248.
  16. Murray Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/245. ff. 248.
  17. Murray Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/245. ff. 248.
  18. Murray Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/245. ff. 248.
  19. Murray Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/245. ff. 248.
  20. Murray Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/245. ff. 248.
  21. Murray Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/245. ff. 248.
  22. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 248.
  23. Murray Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/245. ff. 248.
  24. Murray Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/245. ff. 248.