Reginald Sidney Gray

Surname: Gray
Other names: Reginald Sidney
Other people in this story:
John Gray
Harriett Gray (nee Matthews)
Gertrude Agnes Witt
Archibald Ernest Frederick Gray
Bertie William Gray
Locations in this story:
East Knoyle, Wiltshire
Dorchester, Dorset
India & Afghanistan
Salisbury, Wiltshire

Reginald Sidney Gray was born in East Knoyle, Wiltshire, on 1 Dec 1893 the son of John Gray and Harriett Gray (nee Matthews).  He lived most of his early life at Milton, East Knoyle.  By 1911 he was baording in Dorchester, Dorset, working as an Assistant in a Cycle Shop.  He had enlisted and joined the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment as a Private (Service No. 23644).  He was later transferred to the Machine Gun Corps as a Gunner in the Motor Branch (Service No. 163398).  He served in India and Afghanistan being eventually discharged on 20 Feb 1920 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals along with the India and Afghanistan North West Frontier 1919 Medal.  He married Gertrude Agnes Witt in Salisbury, Wiltshire, on 21 Jul 1929.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 90 St. Marks Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire, working as a Furniture Lorry Driver.  His death was recorded in Salisbury during 1971.   His brothers, Archibald Ernest Frederick Gray and Bertie William Gray, also served and survived the conflict.


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