|The Rushden Echo, Friday 29 October 1915, transcribed by Nicky Bates
Rushden Soldier Missing - Private James Murden - Of the Australian Expeditionary Force - News Wanted
Pte James Murden (formerly of Rushden), 2nd Battalion, Australian Expeditionary Force, son of George Murden, jun., baker of Alconbury Weston, Hunts, is reported missing as from August 14th. He was for four years baker with Mr Charles Ette, Newton-road, Rushden, and made his home with his aunt, Mrs Green, of 16, Denmark-road, Rushden, Northamptonshire, who would be glad to hear any news of him. Pte Murden, who was 22 years of age, emigrated to Australia about 3½ years ago. When war broke out he joined the Australian Force, and after training in Egypt, was engaged in severe fighting in the Dardenelles.
[This piece was repeated on the 5, 19 and 26 November, and 3 and 10 December]
|The Rushden Echo, Friday 10 December 1915, transcribed by Nicky Bates
Rushden Soldier Killed - Pte James Murden
To-day we have received definite news to the effect that Pte James Murden, 1785, 2nd Battn. Australian Expeditionary Force, was killed in action on August 17th. For four years deceased was baker for Mr C Ette, Rushden. His major writes: " He was well liked by his comrades, who deeply mourn his loss."
His name was put on the Roll of Honour of the Street Shrine in Denmark Road