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Private Thomas Gray

16th Battalion Royal Scots
Service No: 43736

Thomas Gray grave

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Personal details

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 153 Buchanan St, Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action 27/04/1917 by an exploding shell

Enlisted

Hamilton 18/01/1915

Employed

Painter with Mr William Gibson, Academy St

Age

33

Buried / Remembered

Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France

Family Information

Son of James and Margaret Rutherford Gray. Husband of Helen McLure Gray of 153 Buchanan St, Coatbridge and father of 4 children. Brother of Private John Gray of the 9th Battalion Royal Scots who was Killed in Action on the 09/04/1917 (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

Additional Information

Both Thomas and his brother John were Killed in Action 18 days apart during the successful Battle of Arras. Thomas was formerly with the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles, 3187). Thomas was instantaneously killed by an exploding shell. See newspaper clipping for a letter sent to Thomas` wife by Captain Weir. Also remembered in the St Augustines Parish (book) Roll of Honour. See photos for Thomas` name on the Arras Memorial

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