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Private John Gray

9th Battalion Royal Scots
Service No: 352338

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Personal details

Family Information

Son of James and Margaret Rutherford Gray. Brother of Private Thomas Gray of the 16th Battalion Royal Scots who was Killed in Action on the 26/04/1917 (see index). 5 brothers served from this family, 3 with the Royal Scots, 1 with the Royal Field Artillery and 1 with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

Born / Resided

Dundee / 18 Bank St, Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action 09/04/1917

Enlisted

Dundee 18/11/1914

Employed

Miner in Rosehall Colliery No12 Pit (20 years)

Age

41

Buried / Remembered

Roclincourt Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France

Cemetery / Memorial Information

The French troops who held this front before March 1916 made a military cemetery (now removed), on the south-west side of which the present Commonwealth cemetery was made. It was begun by the 51st (Highland) and 34th Divisions in April 1917, and contains many graves of 9 April, the first day of the Battles of Arras. It continued in use, as a front-line cemetery, until October 1918 and after the Armistice graves, mostly from the battlefield north of Roclincourt, were brought into Plot IV, Row F. Roclincourt Military Cemetery contains 916 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, 32 of them unidentified. There are also four German war graves.

Additional Information

John is listed as 3RD BATTALION on the Memorial. John enlisted in the 3rd (reserve) Battalion (16139) on the 18/11/1914. He was posted to the 13th Battalion and went overseas in June 1915. John was wounded and invalided and was back in France after recovering in mid October 1916. He was posted to the 1st/9th Battalion (5669 then renumbered 352338 on 01/03/1917). Also remembered on the Free Church Roll of Honour (see photos)

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