OWEN FREDERICK RAY

Owen is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park

Images courtesy of David Gobbitt Flickr 

 

Born: 1894, Stowmarket, Suffolk.

Died: 5th July 1918; age: 24; died as a German prisoner of war at Freiburg, Germany.

Residence: Stowmarket, Suffolk.

Occupation: with the Ipswich Gas Light Company.

Enlistment Location: Watford, Hertfordshire.

Date of Entry Therein: 10th August 1915 – Balkans.

 

Rank: Private; Service Number: 473413.

Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps, 2nd/3rd North Midland Field Ambulance.

Formerly Private, 2367, Royal Army Medical Corps.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.

 

Grave Reference:

I.M.2.

Niederzwehren Cemetery,

Kassel,

Germany.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of Mrs. B. Wallis (formerly Ray), of 57, Bristol Road, Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1901   Bury Street, Stowmarket, Suffolk.

Owen was 7 years old and living with his parents & brothers.

George Frederick John Ray, 41, a Grocer – employer, born St. Pancras, Middlesex.

Kate Ellen Ray (nee Barber), 40, born Stratford St. Mary, Suffolk.

Arthur Stanley Ray, 13, born Ipswich.

Leonard George Ray, 11, born Ipswich.

1 general domestic servant.

 

1911   17, Bury Street, Stowmarket, Suffolk.

Owen was 17 years old, a Clerk – Gas Company. He was living with his parents & brothers.

George, 51, a Grocer – employer.

Kate, 50.

Arthur, 23, Assisting in Business.

Leonard, 21, a Clerk – Millers.

1 general domestic servant.

 

In 1917, Islington, Middlesex, Owen married Beatrice Flint, born October 1895, Edmonton, Middlesex, only daughter of Miriam & Joseph Flint, a Municipal Schools’ Officer for London County Council.

 

Probate to Beatrice Ray – Widow.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to Beatrice Ray – widow.

 

Owen is remembered on the war memorial at St. Peter and St. Mary Church, Church Walk, Stowmarket, Suffolk.

Ipswich Gas Light Company.

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