Fam­ily un­cov­ers fi­nal rest­ing place

Central and North Burnett Times - - AROUND TOWN -

THIS An­zac Day, 60 years af­ter his death, the fam­ily of the late Wil­liam Charles Mur­ton now know where his last rest­ing place is.

With his broth­ers, Vic­tor Harold and Arthur Sa­muel, the Mur­ton boys left the fam­ily farm at Gooroolba and joined up on De­cem­ber 31, 1915, to serve in the First World War.

Great nephew Gary Mur­ton, of Her­vey Bay, made the dis­cov­ery of his pau­per’s grave while re­search­ing his fam­ily tree.

“We had lost con­tact with him, we knew he had died but didn’t know where he was buried,” Mr Mur­ton said. “Through my re­search I was able to lo­cate his un­marked grave in the Mary­bor­ough ceme­tery.

“With the help of the Depart­ment of Vet­eran Af­fairs and the War Graves Com­mis­sion I was able to get a mil­i­tary head­stone erected.”

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