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Frederick John Gray

Surname: Gray
Other names: Frederick John
Other people in this story:
Alfred Gray
Elizabeth Jane Gray née Toomer
Elizabeth Gray née Fry
Jasper James Gray
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury

Frederick John Gray was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 26th July 1882 and was not baptised until 29th May 1883 at Holy Trinity Church, the son of Alfred Gray and Elizabeth Jane Gray (née Toomer).  Apart from Military Service he spent all his life in and around Shaftesbury. He married Elizabeth Fry in Shaftesbury in 1910.   He enlisted and joined the Royal Garrison Artillery as a Gunner (Service No. 203668).  It is thought he served in the UK only at the Base Camp.  On discharge he was awarded the Victory and British War medals.  By the 1921 Census he was living at 19 Bell Street, Shaftesbury, working on his own account as a Fishmonger. Regrettably he died in Shaftesbury in 1935.

Frederick's brother Jasper James (b.1871) also served in the war, with the Royal Army Service Corps.


Links to related web content / sources:
The National Archives
Jasper James Gray