Other names: Sidney Frederick
Locations in this story: ShaftesburyShaftesbury Workhouse, Breach Lane, ShaftesburySalisbury, WiltshireMesopotamiaGallipoliHelles Memorial, TurkeyPortland Place, London
Story: Sidney Frederick Gray was born in 1892 in Shaftesbury. He was the son of Thomas John Gray, a Carter, and Elizabeth Gray née Gumbleton. At the time of the 1911 Census the family were living in the Shaftesbury Workhouse in Breach Lane. Elizabeth was described as a “Washerwoman and Inmate of the Workhouse”. Sidney was single and working as a House Servant in Portland Place in London. He enlisted in Salisbury as a Private in the 5th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 10661). He served in Mesopotamia and was awarded the Victory, British War and 15 Star medals. He died at Gallipoli on 27th August 1915 and his name appears on the Helles Memorial (Panel 137 to 140) in Turkey.