Other names: Frederick Charles
Locations in this story: Iwerne Minster, Shaftesbury, DorsetDublin, IrelandNewcastle,Tynemouth, NorthumberlandRixon, Sturminster Newton, DorsetMarnhull, Dorset
Story: Frederick Charles Gray was born in Iwerne Minster, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 21 Jun 1899 the son of Harry Gray and Lavinia Annie Gray (nee Wareham). He lived his early life in Watery Lane and later The Chalk, Iwerne Minster. He enlisted on 22 Jun 1917 but not embodied until 19 Apr 1918 when he joined the 1st (Reserve) Battalion of the Worcestershire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 61784). He served in Dublin, Ireland, with the 5th Provisional Company of the 2nd Battalion but was found to be subject to fits and classed as B1. He spent time in a Military Hospital in Newcastle and was subsequently discharged on 4 Dec 1919. There appear to be no medal records. He married Mable Margaret Campey in Tynemouth, Northumberland, in 1920. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living in Rixon, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, working as a Grocer's Assistant as well as being a member of the Royal Observer Corps. His death was recorded on 18 Jan 1975 in Marnhull, Dorset. His brothers, Harry George, Richard, Benjamin Frank and John, served in the conflict and all their names appear on a Roll of Honour published privately in Iwerne Minster.