Ivor Hanington Murray

Regimental number: 
Unit at enlistment: 
4th Battalion
Volunteered or conscripted: 
Survived the war: 
Date of death: 
April 23rd, 1915
Essex Farm Cemetery - Ypres, Belgium - I.L.2.
Commemorated at: 
Paris Presbyterian Church
Birth country: 
Birth county: 
Birth city: 
Moncton, New Brunswick
Address at enlistment: 
Paris, Ontario
Next of kin address: 
Shediac, New Brunswick
Trade or calling: 
Bank clerk
Bank of Montreal
Religious denominations: 
Marital status: 
Age at enlistment: 

Letters and documents

Circumstances of Casualty: Killed in Action.
Location of Unit at Time of Casualty: St. Julien.

BX May 18, 1915

Paris Volunteer Was Killed at Langemarck

PARIS, May 18 – Private Ivor Hanington Murray is the first man who enlisted from Paris to fall on the battlefield. News of his death was contained in a letter received by C.W. Lawton from his son, Private Claude Lawton, who was present at his burial. 

Private Murray was killed by the bursting of a shell while in the act of signalling during the Battle of Langemarck. At the time of his enlistment Private Murray was engaged as teller in the Bank of Montreal, and had resided here for about 18 months. He was highly thought of both by the officials of the bank and the general public for his unfailing courtesy and business ability. His home was at Shediac, New Brunswick. He was a member of the 4th Battalion, and belonged to the Dufferin Rifles when war broke out. 

BX May 31, 1915

Memorial Service

An impressive memorial service was held yesterday afternoon in King’s Ward Park in honor of the late Private Ivor Hanington Murray, who lost his life in the battle of Langemarck. The service was held under the auspices of the Citizens’ band, of which deceased was a member, and a large audience was present as a mark of respect to one who was so highly esteemed by all who knew him. Mayor Patterson presided, and the following was the order of service: Prayer, Rev. Mr. Nicholson; band selection, “Dead March in Saul”; address, Rev. Mr. Adamson; hymn, “Nearer, My God, to Thee,” massed choir and band; address, Rev. Mr. Nicholson; address, J.H. Fisher, M.P.; section, the band; address, Rev. Mr. Reid; hymn “Fight the Good Fight,” choir and band; address, T. Scott Davidson, M.L.A.; selection, the band; address, Rev. Mr. Brandon; chorus, Presbyterian male choir; selection, the band; hymn, “O God Our Help in Ages Past,” choir and band; hymn, “The Old Hundred,” choir and band.