Sidney Gray memorial card

Sidney Charles Gray

Surname: Gray
Other names: Sidney Charles
Other people in this story:
John Thomas Gray
Linda Louisa Gray nee Jenkins
Harry Gray
Frank Gray
Locations in this story:
Basra War Memoria, Iraql
Enmore Green, Shaftesbury
St. James' Church, Shaftesbury
St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury
Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury
Motcombe, Dorset

Sidney Charles Gray was born in 1890 in Shaftesbury and baptised at St. James' Church, Shaftesbury, on 31st August, 1890. He was the son of John Gray, an agricultural labourer, and Linda Louisa Gray (nee Jenkins). His siblings included Harry, (b.1898), who also died in the war and Frank (b. 1895) who served in the Royal Navy until discharged in 1945. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a Mason's Labourer and living in Enmore Green. He had enlisted as a Territorial Private in the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 298) and was later called up for duty with the 1/4th Battalion (New Service No. 200156). He served in Mesopotamia and was awarded the Victory, British War and Territorial Forces War medals. He died on 28th September 1917 and his name appears on the Basra War Memorial, Iraq (Panel 22 & 63). He is remembered on the Park Walk, Enmore Green and St. James' war memorials in Shaftesbury. His name also appears on the Motcombe War Memorial, on the Roll of Honour inside St. James’ Church, on the Holy Trinity Memorial, now in St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury.  

  • Park Walk War Memorial 4
  • Park Walk War Memorial 2
  • Park Walk War Memorial 1
  • Names on Park Walk War Memorial 1
  • Names on St. James' War Memorial 2
  • St. James' Roll of Honour
  • St. James' War Memorial
  • Motcombe War Memorial 03
  • Motcombe War Memorial 02
  • Motcombe War Memorial 4
  • Motcombe War Memorial 3
  • Names on Enmore Green War Memorial
  • Enmore Green War Memorial 03
  • Enmore Green Memorial 01
  • St. James' War Memorial
  • Sidney Gray memorial scroll
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 3
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 2
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 1

Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives