Other names: Frederick Percival
Locations in this story: ShaftesburyGallipoli, TurkeyHelles Memorial, Gallipoli, TurkeyPoor Yard, St. James Street, ShaftesburyEnmore Green, ShaftesburySt. James's Church, Shaftesbury
Story: Frederick Percival Gray was born in 1896 in Shaftesbury and was baptised at St. James's Church on 17th May 1896. He was the son of Robert Gray, a stone quarryman, and Alice Louisa Gray (née Brickell). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as an Errand Boy and living at Poor Yard, 60 St. James Street, Shaftesbury. He enlisted in Shaftesbury as a Private and joined the 5th (Service) Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 10970). He served at Gallipoli and was awarded the Victory, British War and 15 Star medals. He died at Gallipoli on 21st August 1915 and his name appears on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey (Panel 136 to 139). He is remembered on the war memorials at Motcombe and Enmore Green, Shaftesbury. Frederick's father, Robert, also served in the War with, initially, the Somerset Light Infantry and later with the Worcestershire Regiment from 6th September 1918 to 24th January 1919.