Born: 1885, Grundisburgh, Suffolk.

Died: 8th May 1915; age 30; KiA.

Residence: Newport, Isle of Wight.

Occupation: an Insurance Agent.

Enlistment Location: Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.

Date of Entry Therein: 23rd February 1915 – France.


Rank: Lance Corporal; Service Number: 6055

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Body was 1 of 23 exhumed in December 1919 (13 of them 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment) from the Rest And Be Thankful Farm Cemetery, identified by a cross on grave and re-buried.

Grave Reference:


Wytschaete Military Cemetery,








1891   Ashbocking Road, Hemmingstone, Suffolk.


Walter was 6 years 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.

Florence Edith Gray, 4, born Grundisburgh.

Charles Augustus Gray, 2, born Hemmimgstone.

Clement Sidney Gray, 3 months, born Hemmingstone.


1901   Angel Lane, Woodbridge, Suffolk.


Walter was 16 years old, a Bricklayer’s Labourer. He was living with his parents & siblings.

John, 38, a Malster.

Martha, 40.

Edith, 14.

Charles, 12.

Clement, 10.

William Joseph Gray, 6, born Woodbridge, Suffolk.

Stanley Victor Gray, 4, born Woodbridge.

Christina Constance Gray, 1, born Woodbridge.


1911   6, Union Street, Newport, Isle of Wight.


Walter was 26 years old, an Insurance Agent. He was a boarder at the home of 46 year old, Osler, Frank Matthews and his family.


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


On the 29th September 1912, at The Wesleyan Chapel, Pyle Street, Newport, Isle of Wight, 27 year old Walter, an Assurance Agent, of 6, Portland Street, Newport, married 24 year old Florence Eva Wyeth Pullinger, of 5, Portland Street, Newport, born September 1888, Salisbury, Wiltshire, daughter of John Harry & Mary Ann Pullinger, a coach painter.

They had 1 daughter:

Margaret Jessie Ellen Grace Gray, born September 1913, Newport, Isle of Wight. Baptised 12th October 1913, The Wesleyan Chapel, Pyle Street, Newport, Isle of Wight.


Soldiers’ Effects to Florence E.W. Gray –  widow.


Walter is also remembered on the St. Nicholas Congregational Church war memorial, once sited at St. Nicholas Street, Ipswich, and on the war memorial at St. John’s Church, Drake Road, Newport, St. Thomas Square, Newport, Medina, and the Isle of Wight County War Memorial, Carisbrooke Castle, Isle of Wight.


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