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.