Hyde War Memorial Trust

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William John GRAY

Private 41205 William John GRAY
11st Battalion, 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

Home address:3 Gregory Street, Newton, Hyde, Cheshire
Born:1888, Luton, Bedfordshire
Parents:Eliza Gray and William Gray
22 Taylor Street, Duckinfield, Cheshire
Marital status:Married to Hannah Downhill Gray (née Downhill)
3 Gregory Street, Newton, Hyde, Cheshire
Occupation:Cotton Operative
Enlisted:Hyde, Cheshire
Remembered:Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, Pas de Calais, France,
plot VIII, row A, grave 96.
Link to Hyde:Enlisted in Hyde

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 trench 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.