Murray, Leonard Warren
Leonard Warren Murray, naval officer (b at Granton, NS 22 June 1896; d at Derbyshire, Eng 25 Nov 1971). Murray joined the navy in 1911, served in WWI and by 1939 was deputy chief of the naval staff. In WWII he held a series of important operational commands culminating in that of commander in chief, Canadian Northwest Atlantic, in April 1943. The only Canadian to command a theatre of war, Murray was forced into early retirement (formally March 1946) by his supposed failure to curb the excesses of his sailors during the VE-DAY RIOTS
in Halifax. In September 1945 he left for England, where he was called to the bar in 1949.
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Canadian Naval Centennial
A great source for information about celebrating the Canadian Naval Centennial. Check the menu on the left for event updates and historical notes about Canadian naval history. Click on "This Day in Canadian Naval History" for more. From the Department of National Defence.