Mure, Godfrey Arthur Stanhope

He was the elder son of Arthur Henry Mure, of 73 Onslow Gardens, London and Georgina Frederica Mure (daughter of Captain George Frederick Dawson) and brother of James George Dawson Mure (B1897-1898). He received his early schooling at the Reverend G.C. Carter’s school in Farnborough.

From Winchester he went in 1899 to University College, Oxford, leaving two years later to enter the army and in 1901 he obtained his commission in 4th Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. He served in South Africa from 1901 to 1902. In 1905 he resigned his commission to enter the service of a Land Company in Egypt. Three years later he was appointed Assistant District Commissioner in the East African Protectorate under the Colonial Office, where his skill in languages gained him a position in Jubaland (modern Somalia). It was not until some months after the outbreak of war that he was released for military service; he was then offered a command in the Arab Rifles, and took part in the campaign in German East Africa.

He was killed in action at Kofi on January 3rd 1917, while proceeding with his company to join a column at Mkamba, some sixty miles southwest of Dar-es-Salaam. The detachment was heavily attacked and as he went to the assistance of a brother officer who had fallen wounded, he was himself shot dead. He was thirty-six years old. Mure is buried in grave XI.B.1 of the Dar-es-Salaam (Upanga Road) Cemetery.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Mure
  • Forenames or initials: Godfrey Arthur Stanhope
  • House: D
  • Years in School: 1894-1899
  • Rank: Captain
  • Regiment: Arab Rifles
  • Date of Birth: 18th November 1880
  • Date of Death: 3rd January 1917
  • How Died: Killed in Action
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer A3
  • Decoration: NA