Sidney Gilbert Gray

Surname: Gray
Other names: Sidney Gilbert
Other people in this story:
Thomas Gray
Alice Lavinia Gray née Brickell
Locations in this story:
Halfpenny Lane, Ashmore, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Scotts Hill, Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire
France & Flanders
Wimereux, Near Boulogne, Pas de Calais, France
Eastleigh, Hampshire

Sidney Gilbert Gray was born in Ashmore, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 25th April 1898, the son of Thomas Gray and Alice Lavinia Gray (née Brickell).  He lived his early life in Halfpenny Lane, Ashmore and, from 1905, at Pyle Oak Cottage, Scotts Hill, Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire.  He enlisted with the Royal Field Artillery as a Gunner (Service No. 148433).  He served in France and Flanders as a signaller with the 153rd Brigade where was wounded in action.  He died from the wounds on 31st May 1918 and was buried in the Wimereux Communal Cemetery, Near Boulogne, Pas de Calais, France, (Grave ref. XI. G. 4A).  (His parents were by then residing in Eastleigh, Hampshire, but the local war memorial does not contain names.)


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