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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Rocquigny-Equancourt Road, British Cemetery.
Courtesy of Murray Biddle
Person Details
Battersea, Surrey
William Gray was born in 1894 in Battersea, Surrey and was the son of Richard Thomas Gray and his first wife Charlotte Gray née Day. His father Richard Thomas married his first wife Charlotte Day in 1891 in Wandsworth his mother Charlotte died in 1896 in Wandsworth, Surrey aged 28 yrs. they had three children , Edith b1892, William b1894 and Florence b1896 all were born in Battersea. Richard went on to re marry in 1900 in East Preston to his second wife Wilhelmina Caroloine Noice In the 1911 census the family are shown as living at 15 Lorne Grove, Woodborough Road, Nottingham, on the census Richard has stated that he has been married to his wife Minnie for 10 yrs and that he has had 8 children, the family are shown as Richard 41 yrs a tailors cutter born in London, he is living with his wife Minnie 36 yrs of London and his children , William 17 yrs born Battersea, Surrey a tailors apprentice, May 9 yrs born Surrey, a scholar, Hilda 7 yrs b Lincoln, scholar, Beryl 5 yrs a scholar b Lincoln Richard 2 yrs b Lincoln and Dorthothy 11 months born Lincoln. .
24 Nov 1917
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He was living at Hucknall when he enlisted.
Sergeant
  • MM MM Military Medal
2nd Bn Hampshire Regiment
Sergeant William Gray, M.M., enlisted at Nottingham and initially served with service number 12957 in the 11th Cavalry Reserve Regiment, later transferring to the 2nd Battalion Hampshire Regiment, he died of wounds on 24th November 1917. He is buried in Rocquingy-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, France. The award of his Military Medal was published in the 'London Gazette,' 6th January 1917.
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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Rocquigny-Equancourt Road, British Cemetery.
Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    William Gray - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Rocquigny-Equancourt Road, British Cemetery. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
  • Photograph is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    William Gray - Photograph is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918