Private David Gray

Regimental Number:
124644
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
18th Battalion
Company:
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Prior Military Experience:
No
Enlistment Date:
February 8, 1916
Age at Enlistment:
40
Enlisted at:
London, Ontario
Address at Enlistment:
353 Oxford Street, London, Ontario, Canada
Civilian Occupation:
Carriage Painter
Saw Service in:
Europe
Date of Death:
November 23, 1916
Age at Death:
41
Cause of Death:
Died of Wounds
Battle Died/Wounded:
Somme
Burial:
Shorncliffe Military Cemetery, Kent, England
Plot:
T 472
Commemorated:
 
Date of Birth:
April 27, 1875
Next of Kin:
353 Oxford Street, London, Ontario, Canada
Place of Birth:
London
Country of Birth:
Canada
Prisoner of War:
No
Interned:
Married:
Married
Religion:
Presbyterian
Height:
5 Feet 8 Inches
Chest:
36 Inches
Expansion:
4 Inches
Ethnic Origin:
Not Specified
   
NAC Reference: ^1Box 1Box 3751 - 16
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Private
Canadian Infantry
18th Battalion
Awards and Decorations
Notes

David was seriously wounded at the Somme, September 15th and was reported at No. 13 Stationery Hospital at Boulogne on September 16th with gun shot wounds to his right ear, lips, and right cheek. He was also hit in the right thigh and had a compound fracture of the femur. By October 5th his condition had worsened. He was transferred to Manor Court Hospital at Folkstone, England by October 19th, where he died of his wounds on November 23, 1916 at the age of 41 years and 7 months. David is buried at Shorncliffe Military Cemetery, Kent, England. Two of David's nephews, Roy Gray and Jack Imrie were able to be on hand for the funeral.

Two of David Gray's nephews also died as a result of the war.  Sgt. Ronald Maxwell Gray #124654 died on February 11, 1917 from wounds received that same day, and is buried at Aubigny-en-Artois, Pas-de-Calais, France. Captain James Roy Gray M.C. #53114 survived the war but died from the 'Spanish Flu' on Feb 18, 1919. He is buried in Brookwood Cemetery, London, England.

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