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Arthur Herbert GRAY

Regimental number5094
Place of birthWarragul Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressDarnum, Warragul, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, Mr J Gray, Darnum, Warragul, Victoria
Enlistment date23 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 1 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 June 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'Near ZONNEBEKE during the period 23/27th L/Cpl. GRAY displayed conspicuous courage and devotion to duty. He was in charge of a telephone in the most forward post of the Battalion front and 400 yards from Coy. Headquarters. It was absolutely essential communication should be maintained and prompt reports sent back from this post. The line was broken very frequently by enemy shell fire, and L/Cpl. GRAY with the utmost disregard of personal danger on each occasion repaired the breaks and restored communication to Coy. Headquarters. His work enabled important messages regarding the position on our front and our left flank to be passed back to Brigade with the least possible delay.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death12 November 1955

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