Great War Dundee
This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment: April 1916
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 23353
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- 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
- Date of Birth: 06.04.1897
- Place of Birth: Broughty Ferry
- Address: 3 Tayaprk Pl, Broughty Ferry
- Occupation: Apprentice Lithographer, Valentines Ltd, Dundee
Annie Gray, 108 Long Lane, Broughty Ferry
George Gray, 108 Long Lane, Broughty Ferry
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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