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William John GRAY

Private 41205 William John GRAY of 11st Bn., Manchester Regiment, (Formerly 28811, South Lancashire Regiment)

Died of Wounds Thursday 3rd October 1918, No.1 Casualty Clearing Station, Boisleux-Au-Mont, France, age 30

Of:3 Gregory Street, Newton, Hyde, Cheshire
Born:1888, Luton, Bedfordshire
Parents:Eliza Gray and William Gray of 22 Taylor Street, Duckinfield, Cheshire
Marital status:Married to Hannah Downhill Gray (née Downhill) of 3 Gregory Street, Newton, Hyde, Cheshire
Occupation:Cotton Operative
He enlisted in:Hyde, Cheshire
Remembered on:Grave/Panel VIII. A. 96. of the memorial in Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, Pas de Calais, France
Link with Hyde:Enlisted in Hyde

Notes:

He was accidentally Injured at 4pm on the 23rd October 1916. Private Willaim Gray was wounded during a bombing practice exercise on the outskirts of Fransce Village. A mills grenade was thrown badly, hit the top of his treanch and fell back into the trench. The grenade exploded with shrapnel going into Private Gray's right thigh and causing a puncture wound. He was sent to No.34 Field Ambulance for treatment.

He died in 1918 of a wound to the abdomen.

Some records incorrectly show the address as Dukinfield, Lancashire.   See our notes on County Confusion.