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Gray, William (6814)

Place of Birth: Williamstown, VIC

Age: 32 years

Enlistment Details: Tuesday, 30 January 1917 – Colac, VIC

Service Number: 6814            view online service record

c/o Mrs G Beasley (sister), Graham Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Eliza Gray (mother)
c/o Mrs G Beasley (sister), Graham Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Friday, 11 May 1917
Ship: HMAT Ascanius A11
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 23rd Infantry Battalion – 19th Reinforcements

DOD: Sunday, 13 October 1918
Place: France

Private, 23 Infantry, died from illness, 13 October, 1918, France, aged , Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension.

Parents: William (late) and Mrs Eliza GRAY, born Williamstown, educated Williamstown South and Nott Street SS. He enlisted in Colac as a 32-year-old labourer with his mother shown as c/o his sister Mrs G BEASLEY, Graham Street. Contracted pneumonia in France, died in hospital, England 13 October, 1918. Only son, three sisters.

Additional research by Brian Membrey

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