Henry Isaac Gray

Surname: Gray
Other names: Henry Isaac
Other people in this story:
Samuel Gray
Sarah Ann Gray (nee Oxford)
Elizabeth Cotton
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Devizes, Wiltshire
Salonika
Ludwell, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire
Wilton, Salisbury, Wiltshire
Salisbury, Wiltshire

Story:
Henry Isaac Gray was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 19 Nov 1886 and baptised at St. James Church on 12 Dec 1886 the son of Samuel Gray and Sarah Ann Gray (nee Oxford).  He lived with his family in Gold Hill, Shaftesbury for most of his early life until his marriage to Elizabeth Cotton at St. Martin's Church, Salisbury, on 23 Oct 1907.  They went on to have four children.  By 1911 Henry was living at the Cross Keys Inn, Devizes, Wiltshire.   He enlisted on 19 Nov 1915 and was immediately placed on reserve and not mobilized until 27 Apr 1917 when he joined the Army Service Corps as a Private. (Service No. M/316796).  He served in Salonika as a lorry driver.  He was discharged on 27 Mar 1919 being 'no longer physically fit for service' due to malaria.   He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.  By the 1939 Register he was shown living at Coombe Lodge, Salisbury Road, Ludwell, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire.  He died in Wilton, Wiltshire on 25 May 1982 and was buried in Holy Trinity Churchyard, Shaftesbury, aged 95 years.

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