MURCH, Angus

Male Abt 1894 - 1916  (~ 22 years)


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  • Name MURCH, Angus 
    Born Abt 1894  Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    _FSFTID KJH9-XZ9 
    _UID 25626DEB85124C2594E295BAEF51569BDD1E 
    Died 5 Sep 1916  Somme, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I141  Murch
    Last Modified 23 May 2015 

    Father MURCH, Ebenezer,   b. 3 Mar 1848, Ottery St Mary, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1911  (Age 63 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother SMITH, Sarah,   b. 18 Oct 1854, Tarbet, Argyll, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1911  (Age 57 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F12  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    The Last Post
    The Last Post
    'Last Post' being played for 'The Tower Remembers'

    Histories
    Angus Murch
    Angus Murch
    Angus became a Serjeant in the Gordon Highlanders and died at the Somme in 1916.

  • Notes 
    • Census
      1901 7, scholar, lvg w parents at 49 Collins Street, Glasgow

      Angus MURCH, Sgt, 375, 2nd Bn Gordon Highlanders

      23 September 2014: His name was read out on the 'Roll of Honour' for 'The Tower Remembers'.
      Reader: Yeoman Warder Rob Fuller
      Last Post: Drummer McKenna

      A long list of names was read out, including (at about 15 minutes in)
      Livingstone MURCH
      Eli BALL
      Walter Harold BALL
      A MURCH

      Then came the verse from the poem by Laurence Binyan 'For the Fallen':
      *They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
      Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
      At the going down of the sun and in the morning
      We will remember them.*

      Then the Last Post was played.

  • Sources 
    1. [S21] 1901 census, Scotland, British Government.

    2. [S22] CWGC, Commonwealth War Graves Commission.