image from 1916 Suffolk Chronicle and Mercury newspaper.

Born: 1891, Hemingstone, Suffolk.

Died: 8th August 1916; age 25; Died of Wounds – No. 36 Field Ambulance. Clement succumbed to an operation consequent upon having both legs blown off.

Residence: 16, Stoke Street, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 16th January 1915 – France.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 7993.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment; 7th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:


Varennes Military Cemetery,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of John & Martha Matilda Gray, of 16, Stoke Street, Ipswich.






1891   Ashbocking Road, Hemingstone, Suffolk.


Clement was 3 months old and living with his parents & siblings.

John Gray, 29, an Agricultural Labourer, born Grundisburgh, Suffolk.

Martha Matilda Gray (nee Sullivan), 30, born St. George in the East, London.

Walter George Gray, 6, born Grundisburgh.

Florence Edith Gray, 4, born Grundisburgh.

Charles Augustus Gray, 2, born Hemingstone.


1901   Angel Lane, Woodbridge, Suffolk.


Clement was 10 years old. He was living with his parents & siblings.

John, 38.

Martha, 40.

Walter, 16, a Bricklayer’s Labourer.

Edith, 14.

Charles, 12.

William Joseph Gray, 6, born Woodbridge, Suffolk.

Stanley Victor Gray, 4, born Woodbridge.

Christina Constance Gray, 1, born Woodbridge.


1911   Barrosa Barracks, Stanhope Lines, Aldershot, Surrey.


Clement was 20 years old, a Soldier ranked Private for the 2nd Battalion of the Suffolk Regiment

Clement’s father, John Gray died 1912, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Martha M. Gray – mother.


Clement is also remembered on the St. Nicholas Congregational Church war memorial, once sited at St. Nicholas Street, Ipswich.


“Be still and know that I am God.”


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