|Place of birth||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Bexley, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||25|
|Next of kin||Father, C. Gray, Bexley, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Liverpool, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||2nd Battalion, 9th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/19/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||54th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 10), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Joined 2nd Bn, Tel el Kebir, 5 February 1916.
Transferred to 54th Bn, 14 February 1916; joined 54th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 February 1916.
Admitted to No 2 Australian Field Ambulance, Tel el Kebir, 14 March 1916 (POUO); transferred to No 14 Field Ambulance, Tel el Kebir, 14 March 1916; discharged to duty and rejoined unit, Tel el Kebir, 20 March 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force 19 June 1916.
Found guilty, 23 June 1916, of wilful disobedience of an order on 18 June 1916: awarded 4 days' confined to barrack.
Disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Reported missing, 20 July 1916.
Name extracted from list of dead whose pay books were handed to German authorities by Geneva Red Cross; ruled killed in action, 20 July 1916, by Assistant Adjutant General, ANZAC Section, War Office, 24 November 1916.
Translation of undated German report, 'Iden: disc was handed over by Intelligence Officer of 6th Army Hd. Qrs. 17/8/16. Herewith is confirmed a Death Card, Ref. 111, according to which Australian Prisoner of War C. R. Gray, Pte., Iden: disc 2927, 54th Bn., C. of E., has died.'
German report sent 30 July 1916 and confirmed 13 October 1919, 'austr. Sold. Gray, G. R. 2927. 54. A.I.C.E. am 19.7.16. in Gegend Fromelles gefallen.'
Red Cross File No 1201014 has statement from 4147 Corporal J. BARRONS, 17 August 1916: 'Gray and [4512 P.A.] Haslem were in I.V Platoon, A. Company and [4516 B.E.] Horne was in 1 Platoon, A. Company. I saw all three in the German trench we got into at Fleurbaix on July 19th. They were there with me digging in, in the dummy trench we took beyond the German firstline, having got through the charge all night. We had to retire from this position next day. The Germans outflanked us and took a number of prisoners. There is quite a fair chance that all three are prisoners.'
'Prisoner of War. Pay Book in hands of Germans.'
'The above name appeared on German death list dated 9-9-16.'
'Identity disc received from Germany and despatched to N/K. 24.1.17.'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Miscellaneous details||Next of kin untreaceable from 19 May 1917; still untraceable, 1923.|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, GRAY George Robert
Red Cross file 1201014