The photogravure of Murray as a 28 year-old is from a pencil drawing by Cosway made when he was a Lieutenant-Colonel commanding the 18th Hussars. He led that regiment in a brilliant charge at Waterloo in the closing stages of the battle. He served in six different regiments during his military career and was appointed Colonel of two more. He served in Naples, Sicily and Calabria. He was at the siege of Alexandra and the storming of Rosetta. In Walcheren he was at the siege of Flushing. In the Peninsula he was at the crossing of the Eslar and the action at Morales de Toro. At this battle he was injured in the knee and invalided back to England. After Quatre Bras he commanded the rear of the column in the retreat and fought the next day at Waterloo. In later life he was Commissioner of the Chelsea Hospital and RMC Sandhurst. He was the second son of the Earl of Mansfield and Louisa who was the daughter of Charles, 9th Baron Cathcart. His wife was called Emily, the daughter of Gerard de Visme a French Huguenot. They and their 5 children lived at Wimbledon Lodge which was demolished in 1905.
1784 born on 6th August
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