Topic: Harold RAY

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On Enlistment: Posted to H Coy 11th Infantry.

Declared age on Enlistment: 37 years.

Height: 5'8".

Weight: 136lb.

Chest: 33"-36".

Complexion: Dark.

Eyes: Brown.

Hair: Black.

NOK: Percy Ray (brother) Auckland Board of Education

24 September 1920 – Harolds sister Annie A Ray, 23 Beattie Street, Feilding, applied for the gratuity due to Harold. Medals were dispatched to Miss AA (?AE) Ray in 1923, 4 Fox St, Invercargill.

Also mentioned at St Margaret's Church, Te Horo. 

 

 

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Harold RAY


Date of birth:06 December 1878
Date of death:15 September 1916
Place of birth:Bradford, West Yorkshire, England
Awards:British War Medal, Victory Medal
Occupation:Farmer, self employed
Last known residence:Waiohoanga, Horowhenua
Cause of death:Killed in action
Place of death:In the Field, France
Spouses name:Unmarried
Fathers name:John Tanner Ray (remarried Matilda Harell 1890, NZ)
Fathers date of birth:1841
Mothers name:Sarah Anne (née Johnson)
Mothers date of birth:abt 1849
Mothers date of death:1886
Mothers place of death:England
Siblings:Richard Percy Johnson (b abt 1870 d 1929), Amy Eleanor (b 1872), Josephine (b abt 1875, d 1961 Auckland, Hannah Winifred (b 1876), Lydia Maud (b 1877), Male child (? Francis b 1880), and Kenneth (b ?1884)
Date of arrival overseas:02 May 1916
Theatres of war:Western Front
Place of embarkation:Wellington
Surname:RAY
War memorial:Foxton School
Place enlisted:Trentham
Christian names:Harold
Place of arrival overseas:Suez, Egypt
Overseas memorial:Caterpillar Valley (NZ) Memorial
Wars:WW 1
Service number:26/1687
Religion:C of E
Date enlisted:11 December 1915
Final rank:Rifleman
Regiment or service:4th Bn 3rd NZ Rifle Brigade "C" Coy
Embarkation date:01 April 1916
User reference:10.158

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