Other names: Harry George
Locations in this story: Iwerne Minster, Shaftesbury, DorsetSouthampton, Hampshire
Story: Harry George Gray was born in Iwerne Minster, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 10 Apr 1888 the son of Harry Gray and Lavinia Annie Gray (nee Wareham). He lived most of his early life in Watery Lane, Iwerne Minster. He married Mary Amanda Guy at Iwerne Minster on 6 Oct 1912 and they set up home in Shute Lane, Iwerne Minster. Harry enlisted and joined the Hampshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 0277) but later transferred to the 2nd Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 25644). It is not known in which theatre of war he served but on his discharge was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. The 1921 Census shows him living still in Shute Lane, Iwerne Minster, working as an Agricultural Labourer. His death was recorded at the Southampton, Hampshire, Registry in 1970. His brothers, Benjamin Frank Gray, Richard Gray and Ernest Arthur Gray, all served during the conflict.