Other names: Harry
Locations in this story: Cann, ShaftesburyFrance & FlandersLussenthoek Military CemeterySt John's Hill, ShaftesburySt. James' Church, ShaftesburySt. Peter's Church, ShaftesburyHoly Trinity Church, ShaftesburyMotcombe, Dorset
Story: Harry Gray was born in 1898 in Cann, Shaftesbury. He was the son of John Gray, a carter, and Linda Gray. His siblings included Sidney Charles, born in 1890. At the time of the 1911 Census Harry was single and living at St. Johns Hill, Shaftesbury. He enlisted as a Private in the Devonshire Regiment (Service No. 30809). He served in France and Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 16th August 1917 and was buried at Lussenthoek Military Cemetery (grave id. XVII.AA.12A). He is remembered on the Park Walk, Enmore Green and St. James’ war memorials in Shaftesbury. His name also appears on the Motcombe War Memorial, the Roll of Honour inside St. James’ Church and on the Holy Trinity Memorial, now in St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury.