Other names: Tom
Locations in this story: Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, DorsetShaftesbury, Dorset
Story: Tom Gray was born in Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 24 Nov 1873 and baptised there on 25 Dec 1873 the son of Tom Gray and Martha Mary Gray (nee Wright). Tom's father died very shortly after his death and he lived all his early life in and around Shaftesbury, Dorset, with his widowed mother. He married Ellen Andrews in Shaftesbury on 30 Jun 1903 and they went on to have one son. By 1911 the family was living at Layton Cottages, St. James Street, Shaftesbury. Tom had enlisted on 18 Apr 1918 and was placed on Reserve with the Army Service Corps (Service No. 6261). He was mobilized on 12 Oct 1918 and joined the 666th Horse Transport Company as a Driver (Service No. T/440861). He served in the UK only and on his discharge on 11 Feb 1919 was not entitled to any medals. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 3 Layton Villas, Layton Lane, Shaftesbury, Dorset, working as a Gardener. He died in Shaftesbury in early 1944.