The Anzacs Project and the Collaborative Profile of the Week Present
Henry William Murray
Harry Murray, sometimes called “Mad Harry,” was a farmer. He enlisted in 1914, rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, and was the most highly decorated ANZAC in World War I, including being a recipient of the Victoria Cross.
We need your help improving this hero's profile!
- Sources, please?
- What decorations did he receive and what did he do to earn them?
- How did he get his nickname “Mad Harry”?
- He was in WWI, did he reenlist in WWII?
- He has parents but their biographies are bare. A few sentences would be lovely.
- Did he marry and have children?
- Can we connect Harry to the Global Tree?
- Where did Harry live?
- Anything else?
Remember as you work on Harry’s profile, post an answer here first. This keeps us from duplicating efforts and keeps the profile high on the page.
ANZAC stands for Australia New Zealand Army Corps, which started in WWI and the landing at Gallipoli Cove where over 10,000 Anzacs were killed. ANZAC Day in Australia and New Zealand is on the 25th of April, the day of the landing at Gallipoli, and is probably Australia and New Zealand's most important national occasion. ANZAC Day is now for all Australian and New Zealand Military Personnel from all wars. ‘We will remember them.’ ‘Lest we forget.’