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Private Thomas Gray

16th Battalion Royal Scots
Service No: 43736

Thomas Gray grave

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Family Information

Son of James and Margaret Rutherford Gray. Husband of Helen McLure Gray of 153 Buchanan St, Coatbridge and father of 4 children. Younger 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. From the 1891 Census - Address - 11 Kirkwood St, Coatbridge - James Gray aged 48, Margaret Gray aged 42, Wiliam Gray aged 16, John Gray aged 15, Robert Gray aged 13, Agnes Gray aged 12, Joseph Gray aged 9, Thomas Gray aged 7, Letitia Gray aged 6, David Gray aged 4, Peter Gray aged 2. From the 1901 Census - Address - 9 Kirkwood St, Coatbridge - James Gray aged 59, Margaret Gray aged 52, John Gray aged 25, Robert Gray aged 23, Joseph Gray aged 19, Thomas Gray aged 17, Letitia Gray aged 16, David Gray aged 14, Peter Gray aged 12, James Gray aged 8

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 / DOB - 26/05/1883

Buried / Remembered

Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France

Cemetery / Memorial Information

The MEMORIAL commemorates nearly 35,000 soldiers of the British, South African and New Zealand forces with no known grave. Most of those commemorated were killed in the Battle of Arras, fought between 9 April and 16 May 1917.

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 and his CWGC Grave Registration and Panel list

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