Jersusalem Surrenders to Private Murch!
In 1917 a momentous occasion was delayed by a Private Murch who in great style declared “I don’t want Jerusalem!” General Edmund Allenby, commander of the British Egyptian Expeditionary Force, entered Jerusalem two days after Turkish forces occupying the city had raised the white flag to surrender to British. He had been given explicit orders by Prime Minister David Lloyd George to capture Jerusalem by Christmas. This followed in the wake of two failed efforts by his predece
Murch Medal Going to Auction
Another important Murch medal comes up for auction shortly with Dix Noonan Webb auctioneers of London. The auction takes place on the 9th/10th May and this wonderful medal will interest any Murch's who take an interest in the heroic exploits of the Murch clan. William Murch Scott, born in 1874 in Portland, Dorset (mother Sophia Murch, Father William Wilson Scott), earned the medal at the Siege of Ladysmith, part of the second Boer War in Natal, Southern Africa which took pla