Other names: Ernest Arthur
Locations in this story: Iwerne Minster, Shaftesbury, DorsetBlandford, DorsetYork Township, York South, Ontario, Canada
Story: Ernest Arthur Gray was born at Iwerne Minster, Shaftesbury, Dorset, in 1897 the son of Harry Gray and Lavinia Annie Gray (nee Wareham). He lived most of his early life at Watery Lane, Iwerne Minster. He had enlisted with the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 16080). It is not known in which theatre of war he served but was with the 2nd Battalion at one time and on his discharge on 9 Apr 1919 was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. He married Ida Maud Pullman at Blandford, Dorset, in 1919 and on the 23 Apr 1920 emigrated to Canada where his last know address was 43 Branston Road, York Township, York South, Ontario, Canada, where he was working as a Railway Labourer. No record of his death has been found. His brothers, Benjamin Frank Gray, Harry George Gray, John Gray, Frederick Charles Gary and Richard Gray, all served in the conflict.