This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment:
- Service no: Clyde Z/5811
- Rank: Able Seaman
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
- Unit/Ship: Hood Battalion, R.N. Div
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 21
- Date of Death: 10.08.1917
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Bailleul Road East Cemetery, St. Laurent-Blangy
- Grave/Mem Ref no: I.O.5.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth:
- Address: 83 Princes St, Dundee
Mary Ann Ferguson, 3 Crescent St, Dundee
More about Peter Gray
Peter Gray CZ/5811 Hood Bn R.N.D.
GRAY—Killed in action, on 10th August, A.B. Seaman Peter Gray, R.N.D., aged 21 years beloved son of Mrs Slaven and the late Peter Gray, 85 Princess Street.
Dundee People’s Journal 1st September 1917
Pte. Peter Daw, Gordon Highlanders, and A.B. Peter Gray, R.N.V.R. (killed) were chums at school together, and when war broke out Pte. Daw enlisted in the Gordons. The death of his father prevented Gray joining up with his chum, but in August, 1915, he enlisted in the R.N.V.R. Pte. Daw, whose home was at 112 Cowgate, had been three times previously wounded, and lost the sight of his right eye at the battle of Loos; while A.B. Gray, who resided at 65 Princess St. had been twice wounded. Both were members of the Panmure Gymnastic Association, and took a great interest in gymnastics in the city.
Dundee People’s Journal 8th September 1917
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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