Private II George Thomas Gray, 163237

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  • Unit - Royal Air Force
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  • Date of Birth - 03/12/1899
  • Died - 21/07/1918
  • Age - 18

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Source: Michael Doyle Their Name Liveth For Evermore: The Great War Roll of Honour for Leicestershire and Rutland.
He was the son of Charles Thomas Gray, a domestic gardener, born 1869 in Oundle, Pilton, Northants and his wife Elizabeth Ann Gray (nee Blackwell, married in the 4th quarter of 1895 in the Thrapston, Northants. district), born 1869 in Thrapston, Aldwincle, Northants. George Thomas Gray was born on the 3rd December 1899 in Leicester, his siblings were, Alice Mary, born 1897 and Florence Emily, was born in the 2nd quarter of 1898, both his siblings were born in Oadby, Leics., in March 1901 the family home was at Main Street, Swannington, Leics. In April 1911 George was residing in the family home at Main Street, Swannington, Leics., together with his father, a domestic gardener, his mother and siblings, Alice and Walter Geoffrey, born 1907 in Swannington, Leics. George enlisted into the Royal Air Force for the duration of the war on the 1st May 1918, and was allocated the service number 163237. His medical examination recorded that he was 5 foot 5½ inches in height and he had a chest measurement of 31½ inches. His complexion was described as clear, his hair colour was dark brown and he had grey eyes. He gave his date and place of birth as the 3rd December 1899 in Leicester. He gave his trade or calling as fitter and his religion as Church of England. He gave his father, Charles Thomas Gray of 29, Sandhurst Street, Oadby, Leics., as his next of kin. His service record shows that he was enlisted as Private II, 1/5/18. Recruit Depot Uxbridge, 12/5/18 – 21/7/18, when he was recorded as died.

Leicestershire Project Findings
  • Conflict - World War I
  • Burial Place - New Ground C 367, Oadby Cemetery
Research from Michael Doyle's Their Name Liveth For Evermore
  • Unit - Royal Air Force
  • Cause of death - DIED
  • Burial Commemoration - Oadby Cem., Leics., England
  • Born - Leicester
  • Enlisted - 01/05/1918
  • Place of Residence - 29 Sandhurst Street, Oadby, Leicestershire, England
  • Memorial - OADBY MEM., LEICS

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