Peter Gray

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no: Clyde Z/5811
  • Rank: Able Seaman
  • Awards:
  • 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.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: 83 Princes St, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Mary Ann Ferguson, 3 Crescent St, Dundee

  • Father:

    Peter Gray

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

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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