John Gray

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 2225
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 19
  • Date of Death: 03.09.1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: VII.C.36.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 167 Alexander St, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Agnes McItosh,  167 Alexander St, Dundee

  • Father:

    Alexander Robb Gray, 167 Alexander St, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    Angus, Walter, Roderick & William

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about John Gray

This man is listed as James on his pension record and the S.N.W.M. John was the brother of Pte Angus Gray, 3/3334, 1st Battalion Black Watch, who was killed in action, 09.05.1915.

John Gray    2225   Black Watch


Private John Gray is the second son of Mrs Gray, 167 Alexander Street.  He was only 19 years of age.  He enlisted at the outbreak of war, and had been at the front for a considerable time, and was killed while trying to bring a wounded comrade back to the British lines.  The chaplain, writing to Mrs Gray, says :–“That he completed his course so nobly, being faithful unto death, and laying down his life for others, will be a consolation to think over.”

A son of Mrs Gray, Private Angus Gray, Black Watch, was killed in action some time ago.  Three sons—Walter, Roderick, and William—are still serving in the Black Watch.

Dundee Courier 15th September 1916

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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