Enmore Green from Castle Hill 3

Maurice Gray

Surname: Gray
Other names: Maurice
Other people in this story:
Thomas Gray
Sarah Jane Gray née Adams
Dorothy Bessie Gray née Peddle
Locations in this story:
Brickhill, Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Poole, Dorset
Long Cross, Enmore Green, Shaftesbury
Gold Hill, Shaftesbury

Maurice Gray was born in Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, on 12th June 1898, the son of Thomas 'Tom' Gray and Sarah Jane Gray (née Adams).  They lived at Brickhill (now called Church Hill), Enmore Green, during his early years.  Maurice enlisted on 10th July 1917 and was placed on reserve until mobilized on 19th February 1917 when he joined the 35th, followed by the 210th, Training Infantry Battalion Reserve as a Private. (Service No. 8/9464).  He was transferred to the 7th Battalion of the King's Own (Royal Lancaster) Regiment on 15th August 1917 and then the 1st/5th Battalion from 8th February 1918 and served in France from 25 July 1917 (Service No. 28197).  He was demobilized on 14th March 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War medals.  At that time he gave his address as Long Cross, Enmore Green, Shaftesbury.   By the time of his marriage to Dorothy Bessie Peddle in 1922 in Shaftesbury he had moved to 91 St. James Street.  There was one child of the marriage.   By the 1939 Register the family were living at 20 Gold Hill, Shaftesbury, and Maurice was working as a Grocer's Shop Assistant.  He died in the Poole Registration District in 1977 and was later buried at the United Reform Church, Shaftesbury.


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