13755, Private, Henry George MURRELL
99th Company, Machine Gun Corps
Harry MURRELL was born in 1892 in Cherry Hinton (Chesterton Q4-1892 3B:438) son of George and Ellen MURRELL (née REEVE).
1901 census...Aged 8, he was at High Street, Cherry Hinton with his father George MURRELL  horse keeper born Ashwell; his mother Ellen  born Bottisham; sisters Emily , Lily  and Daisy . All the children were born in Cherry Hinton.
1911 census...Aged 18, horseman on farm, he was at High Street, Cherry Hinton with his parents; sisters Lily, Edith  and Mary [7 months] (both born Cherry Hinton) and grandfather Henry REEVE  widower, bricklayer's labourer, born Bottisham.
He married Annie PLUMB in Balsham in 1914, who in 1019 married Robert JACOBS of Streetley End, West Wickham.
It appears his only connection with Balsham is his wife Annie, perhaps they lived in Balsham for a while?)
Harry enlisted in Cambridge.|
So far the war diary has not been found, but since his remains were found as below, it appears he was part of the struggle to take Mouquet Farm. He was identified by his uniform and boots and re-interred in Cayeux in 1926
Harry found here, moved to Cayeux in 1926 photo: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Harry found here, moved to Cayeux in 1926
photo: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
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