Other names: Edmund Baden Powell
Locations in this story: Railway Cottages, Semley, WiltshireBridport, Dorset
Story: Edmund Baden Powell Gray was born in Semley, Wiltshire, on 18th September 1900 and baptised there on 25th November 1900, the son of James Thomas Gray and Harriett Elizabeth Gray (née Powell). He lived his early life at 1 Railway Cottages, Semley, Wiltshire. He enlisted on 30th October 1918 and joined the 53rd Training Battalion of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 28512). He served in the UK only and was eventually discharged on 10th February 1919. There are no medal records in this case. He married Evelyn Rees in Bridport, Dorset, in 1927 and they went on to have three children. The 1939 Register shows him living at the Police Station, Bridport, Dorset, described as a Police Constable. He died in Bridport in 1977.