George Gray

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: April 1916
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 23353
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
  • Unit/Ship: 6th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 20
  • Date of Death: 09.06.1917
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Arras Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Bay 6

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 06.04.1897
  • Place of Birth: Broughty Ferry
  • Address: 3 Tayaprk Pl, Broughty Ferry
  • Occupation: Apprentice Lithographer, Valentines Ltd, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Annie Gray, 108 Long Lane, Broughty Ferry

  • Father:

    George Gray, 108 Long Lane, Broughty Ferry

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about George Gray

George has no known grave but is remembered on the Arras Memorial. He was a former pupil of Grove Academy, Broughty Ferry and is remembered on the schools war memorial.

George Gray   23353    King’s Own Scottish Borderers

BROUGHTY FERRY MAN KILLED.

Mr George Gray, Taypark Place, Broughty Ferry, has been informed that his son, Pte George Gray, K.O.S.B., was killed on the 8th inst.

Pte. Gray was an apprentice lithographer with Messrs Valentine, Dundee, when he enlisted in April, 1916.  He was wounded in Somme fighting on 3rd Sept. last, and went on active service again in January of this year.

He was 20 years of age.

In sending the sad news his officer states :___”By his death I’ve lost a good man.  He was a fine soldier, and always willing to help others.”

Dundee Courier 18th June 1917

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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