Harry Gray

Surname: Gray
Other names: Harry
Other people in this story:
William Gray
Jane Gray (nee Hardiman)
Beatrice Louisa Parker
Frank Gray
Locations in this story:
Twyford, Compton Abbas, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Fort George, Guernsey, Channel Islands
Southampton, Hampshire

Harry Gray was born in Twyford, Compton Abbas, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 25 Oct 1899 the son of William Gray and Jane Gray (nee Hardiman).  He lived all his life, apart from Military Service, in the Compton Abbas area.  He enlisted on 25 Oct 1917 but was not mobilized until 22 May 1918 and joined the Royal Guernsey Light Infantry as a Private (Service No. 3872).  He spent most this period with the 2nd Battalion (No5. Platoon, 'B' Company) based at Fort George, Guernsey, Channel Islands.  He was discharged on 14 Dec 1919 but did not appear to have warranted any medals.  He married Beatrice Louisa Parker at Compton Abbas, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 7 Nov 1928.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 3 East Compton, Shaftesbury, Dorset, working as a General Farm Labourer as well as being a volunteer ARP Warden.  His death was recorded in Southampton, Hampshire, on 9 Nov 1998 aged 99 years.  His brother, Frank Gray, also served and survived the conflict.


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