EDGAR FRANK GRAY

Edgar is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.

 

Born: 2 a.m., 15th October 1892, 3, Barrack Lane, St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

Twin brother to Alexander Walter Gray.

Died: 6th June 1915; age 22; KiA – Gallipoli.

Enlistment Location: Gloucester, Gloucestershire.

Date of Entry Therein: 1st April 1915.

 

Rank: Gunner; Service Number: 64371.

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery, 10th Battery.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War and 1915 Star.

 

Memorial Reference:

Panel 21 & 22.

Helles Memorial,

Turkey (including Gallipoli).

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mrs. E.M.Gray, of 112, Alma Place, Seymour Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire.

 

CENSUS

 

1911   Topsham Artillery Barracks, Topsham Road, Heavitree, Devon.

 

Frank was 21 years old, a Soldier ranked Gunner for the 150th Battery of the Royal Field Artillery.

 

On the 1911 census, Frank’s widowed mother was living with his sisters at the family home:-

112, Alma Place, Seymour Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire.

Eliza Martha Gray (nee Newman), 44, Laundress, born Burchetts Green, Berkshire.

Edith May Gray, 13, a Domestic Servant, born Bombay, India.

Constance Gertrude Gray, 11, born Bombay.

 

Frank’s father: Walter Charles Benjamin Gray, born 1861, Lambourn, Berkshire. A Shoeing Smith, for the Royal Artillery, 25th Field Battery.

 

Frank’s brother: Arthur Stanley Reginald Gray, born February 1889, 32, Frome Road, Trowbridge, Wiltshire.

Soldiers’ Effects to Elizabeth M. Gray – mother, and twin brother Alex Gray, a Gunner, 56218, of the 5th Reserve, Battery, Royal Field Artillery, and brother Arthur S.R. Gray, a Quarter Master Sergeant, of the Royal Field Artillery.

 

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Royal Field Artillery, 10th Battery:

http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/regiments-and-corps/the-royal-artillery-in-the-first-world-war/

 

 

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