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Walter Watson Murray

Walter Watson Murray, U.S. Army

                         Name: Walter Watson Murray

                         Branch of Service: U.S. Army

                         Unit: 366th Infantry

                         Rank: PFC

                         Dates of Service: 12/5/1942-12/26/1944

                         Killed in action in Italy.

                         Awarded Purple Heart.

                         Area of Service: Europe

                         Father: Charlie R. Murray, Scottsville

                         Mother: Emma (Martin) Murray, Scottsville

Walter Watson Murray was killed in action in Italy on December 26, 1944.  His family had his remains brought home for burial on the Murray family property on Dobby Creek Road near Scottsville.  Below is the military gravestone erected on Walter's grave:

Directions to Walter Watson Murray's burial site:  From Scottsville Museum, travel East on SR6 and turn right on SR 645 (Beales Lane), and then left on Dobby Creek Rd.  Go about a mile and just after a sharp curve up on top of a knoll, the grave is on the left just before a white picket fence, which is around a house. 

The photo of Walter Watson Murray above in his WWII uniform is courtesy of the Kevin Wilson Collection at Scottsville Museum.

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