Other names: Percy
Locations in this story: Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, DorsetBurton, Christchurch, HampshireFrance & FlandersSomme, FranceSt. Mary's Church, Avington, Winchester, Hampshire
Story: Percy Gray was born in Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset, in 1892, the son of John Gray and Kate Linda Gray (née Brickell), themselves native to the area. Percy lived his early life in and around Enmore Green until, by 1911, the family had moved to work at Waters Farm, Burton, Christchurch, Hampshire. Percy enlisted and joined the 1st Northumberland Fusiliers Battalion of the Household Cavalry and Cavalry of the Line as a Trooper (Service No. 35275). He died of his wounds in France & Flanders on 30th August 1918 and was buried at Daours Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France, (Grave Ref:VII.B.56). He was awarded the Victory and British War medals and is remembered on the Avington Memorial Cross at St. Mary's Church, Avington, Winchester, Hampshire.