The AIF XI Tour of South Africa, 1919
The AIF XI Tour of South Africa, 1919

The AIF XI South African Touring Team, 1919

At the conclusion of the Great war, an AIF Test Team XI was selected to tour of South Africa in 1919 as a moral boosting initiative. From 18 October to 12 December 1919, 1919, the team played 10 matches of between 3 to 5 days, depending upon the team they were up against.

This album attempts to documents the features of this series.

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John Tinline MURRAY
John Tinline MURRAY 

John Murray:

Full name: John Tinline Murray

Born: 1st December 1892, Norwood, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Died: 19th September 1974, Stirling, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Batting: Right-hand batsman

Bowling: Right-arm medium pace

Teams John Murray played for

Main FC: South Australia (1911/12-1925/26)

Other FC: Australian Imperial Forces (1919-1919/20)

Australian XI (1924/25)

Miscellaneous: Australian Imperial Forces (1919-1919/20)

First-class Batting and Fielding for Australian Imperial Forces in South Africa and Australia 1919/20:

Matches: 8

Inns: 11

Not Out: 2

Runs: 129

HS: 41*

Ave: 14.33

100: 0

50: 0

Ct: 9


Regimental number: 30710

Religion: Church of England

Occupation: Farmer

Address: Park Terrace, Eastwood, Adelaide, South Australia

Marital status: Single

Age at embarkation: 23

Next of kin: Mother, Mrs R Murray, Park Terrace, Eastwood, Adelaide, South Australia

Enlistment date: 12 May 1916

Embarkation details: Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 23 November 1916

Rank from Nominal Roll: Gunner

Unit from Nominal Roll: 3rd Field Artillery Brigade

Fate: Returned to Australia 23 September 1919