Tuesday, January 31, 2012

LAC Laurence Murdock, RAFVR

(Top): Headstone of Laurence Murdock and his parents
[LAC Murdock died 22 April 1946]

(Bottom): Memorial vase for Larry from his pals
 [Whitehaven Cemetery, Cumbria]
For additional information click on 'Comments' below.


Blogger ritsonvaljos said...

Additional information
(a) CWGC citation

Casualty Details
Initials: L
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Date of Death: 22/04/1946
Service No: 1107711
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Ward 6. Sec. L. Grave 91.
Cemetery: WHITEHAVEN CEMETERY, Cumberland (U.K.)

(b) Some Biographical details

Leading Aircraftman Laurence ('Larry') Murdock was from Whitehaven, Cumberland (now Cumbria). Larry Murdock was the son of William Murdock and Elizabeth Murdock (nee Crone). He died at Meathop Sanatorium, near Grange-over-Sands on 22 April 1946. Meathop was were patients were sent after they had been diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB).

LAC Murdock was laid to rest in Whitehaven Cemetery, following funeral service at St Begh's R.C. Church, Whitehaven in the same grave as his father, who had died in 1936.

Larry Murdock's many pals paid for the memorial vase in front of the headstone. For some reason, Larry Murdock is not listed on the WW2 War Memorial for St Begh's Parish or the Whitehaven WW2 'Book of Remembrance'.

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