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Sister Marion Murray with survivors of Belsen

Sister Marion Murray with survivors of Belsen

Date Added: 25 May 2020 Year: 1945 Institution Name: dnhhl Cat No: | 2020_009_01 | Picture No: 14399

Monochrome photograph showing Sister Marion Murray, far right, accompanied by two other nursing sisters, with survivors of Belsen concentration camp (Konzentrationslager Bergen-Belsen near Bergen in Kreis Celle, then part of the Province of Hannover (Hanover) and now part of the Federal State of Lower Saxony), The group photograph is taken in a woodland setting.

Marion was one of the first nurses to aid survivors of the newly liberated Belson concentration camp by the 11th Armoured Division of the British Army on the 15th April 1945. There were over 60,000 people in the camp suffering from starvation, dysentery and typhus.

Sister Murray was born to a carpenter, William, and his wife Margaret nee Sutherland (the former a native of Achatomlimi nr. Langwell, Rogart, the latter of Hillview, Rearquhar) as one of six children, all of whom were born in the Cape Province, S. Africa, where their father first worked as a carpenter on the missions and then became a missionary himself.

All six served in the War and one brother, James, died in Alexandria of wounds sustained at El Alamein.

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