Other names: Charles
Locations in this story: Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, DorsetBalkansMalabar, Mysore, India
Story: Charles Gray was born in Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset, in 1895 the son of Charles Elijah Gray and Mary Jane (Polly) Gray (nee Love). He lived all his early life in and around Brickhill, Enmore Green. He enlisted with the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 10975) and served variously with the 5th, 6th and 11th Battalions in areas including the Balkans. He was discharged to 'Z' Reserve on 10 Mar 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star. He apparently re-enlisted (or was recalled) and was posted to the 2nd Battalion (Service No. 5719815) and served in Malabar, Mysore, India, where a rebellion had broken out in 1921. For this he was awarded the India General Service Medal with clasp 'Malabar 1921'. No further records have been found in Charles's case other than his last medal was addressed to 2 New Road, Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset, in 1925.