Topic: William Alexander GRAY

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Age on enlistment: 20 years 9 months.

Weight: 148lb. 

Hair: Dark.

Eyes: Blue.

Height: 5''7".

Complexion: Fair.

Chest: 34"- 37".

Last NZ Employer: Cable & Coy, Kaiwarra, Wellington.

NOK: Mrs RG (Clare) Makin, Clay St, Thorndon or 78 Tasman St, Berhampore, Wellington.


 Awarded Military Medal for acts of Gallantry in the field 22 October 1916. (London Gazette 9 December 1916)


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William Alexander GRAY

Date of birth:22 November 1895
Date of death:01 April 1918
Place of birth:Woollahra, NSW, Australia
Awards:Military Medal received 22 October 1916, 1914 15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Places of relevance:, , , , and
Occupation:Marine Engineer.
Last known residence:Cambridge St, Levin (30 April 1915)
Cause of death:Killed in action
Place of death:In the Field, France
Buried where:Sucrerie Military Cemetery, Colincamps. I.J.58
Spouses name:Unmarried
Children:, , , , and
Fathers name:William F Gray
Mothers name:Clara Bailey Makin (née Bailey married Robert Makin 1906 NZ)
Parents date of marriage:1896
Siblings:Winifred F (b1899), other sisters, a brother, , and
Parents place of marriage:NSW, Australia
Date of arrival overseas:29 August 1914
Theatres of war:Samoa 1914, Egyptian 1915, 1916, Egyptian EF 1916, Gallipoli 1915, Western Europe 1916, 1917, 1918
Place of embarkation:on HMT Monowai
War memorial:Levin, Weraroa Peace Gates, Foxton, Foxton School
Christian names:William Alexander
Place of arrival overseas:Samoa
Service number:10/2429
Religion:C of E
Date enlisted:09 August 1914
Final rank:Sergeant
Regiment or service:No 7 (Wellington West Coast) Coy 1st Bn Wellington Regiment NZEF
Embarkation date:12 August 1914
User reference:2.154