Box icon Sir John Murray V (1884-1967)

Portrait of John Murray V

John Murray V became a senior partner on the death of his father in 1928. He brought to completion the publication of 'Letters of Queen Victoria' in 1932 for which he received a knighthood.

He had served with distinction with the Scottish Horse and the Royal Scots during the First World War, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, with service in Egypt, Gallipoli and France. He was twice awarded the Distinguished Service Order for personal bravery and awarded the Belgian Croix de Guerre. He was also active in many charities including Westminster Hospital, Friends of Great Ormond Street Hospital and the Deafened Ex-Servicemen's Fund.

Under John Murray V, the publishing house changed in 1951 from a partnership to a limited company. As he died childless, the firm passed to his nephew, John 'Jock' Murray VI.

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NRA Name: Murray, Sir John (1884-1967), knight, publisher.

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