Born: 1885, Snape, Suffolk.
Died: 30th October 1914; age: 29; KiA.
Enlistment Location: Diss, Norfolk; Date: 2nd November 1905; Occupation; Baker.
Date of Entry Therein: 16th August 1914.
Rank: Corporal; Service Number: 7116
Regiment: Norfolk Regiment, 1st Battalion.
Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star + Clasp.
Le Touret Memorial,
Pas de Calais,
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Frederick & Mary Elizabeth Gray, of Cross Street, Hoxne, Diss, Norfolk.
1891 Snape, Tunstall, Suffolk.
Bobbie was 5 years old and living with his parents & & siblings.
Frederick Gray, 31, a Bricklayer, born Eyke, Suffolk.
Mary Elizabeth Gray (nee Sawyer), 30, born Eyke.
Lester Lyon Gray, 8, born Eyke.
Frederick Harry Gray, 7, born Snape.
Ruth Gray, 4, born Tunstall.
Percy Henry Gray, born Tunstall.
1 general domestic servant.
1901 1, Pine Villas, Bramford Road, Ipswich.
Bobbie, was 15 years old, a Journeyman Baker – Bread. He was living with his widowed father & siblings.
Frederick, 44, a Bricklayer.
Lister, 18, a Bricklayer.
Frederick, 17, a Bricklayer.
Daisy Annie Gray, 7, born Tunstall.
1911 Ceylon & India.
Robert was 26 years old, a Soldier ranked Lance Corporal for the 2nd Battalion of the Norfolk Regiment.
Bobbie’s mother, Mary Elizabeth Gray died 1899, Ipswich.
In November 1914, Romford, Kent, Robert’s partner, Beatie Howard (born May 1883, Essex) gave birth to their son – Philip Howard Gray. He was baptised at St. Michael’s Church, East Wickham, Kent – 14th November 1918.
Soldiers’ Effects to Miss Beatie Howard – partner, of 217, Cherry Road, East Wickham, Kent.
Norfolk Regiment, 1st Battalion: