Other names: Samuel James Chasey
Locations in this story: Shaftesbury, DorsetEnmore Green, Shaftesbury, DorsetMere, Wiltshire
Story: Samuel James Chasey Gray was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 19 Jul 1894 and baptised at St. James Church on 5 Aug 1894 the son of James Chasey Gray and Susanna Kensell Gray (nee Norris). He lived all his life in the Shaftesbury and Enmore Green area. He had married Amelia Jane Case in Shaftesbury, Dorset, during 1915 and the marriage certificate indicated he was then serving as a soldier. There is no other military information available at this time. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 2 Bell Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset, working as a Fish Merchant and Shopkeeper. His death was recorded in the Mere, Wiltshire, Registry in 1940 and he was buried locally on 18 Sep 1940. His brother, William Henry Gray, also served and survived the conflict.