William GRAY

Regimental number53735
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
SchoolMarist Brothers School, Redfern, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressWaterloo, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 9"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs L. Gray, 118 Queen Street, Alexandria, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 October 1915
Place of enlistmentHoldsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameNew South Wales Reinforcement 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/111/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Feldmarschall on 19 June 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollArtillery Details
FateDied of disease 24 October 1918
Place of burialTidworth Military Cemetery (Row A, Grave No. 64), North Tidworth, Wiltshire, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Elizabeth GRAY, 200 Victoria Street, Alexandria, New South Wales
Other details

War service: England.

Tried by District Court Martial, 11 January 1918, on a charge of while on active service, deserting His Majesty's service; found Guilty: sentenced to 6 months' imprisonment with hard labour; sentence confirmed by Adjutant General, 22 January 1918; sentence promulgated, 29 January 1918.

Sentence of imprisonment with hard labour suspended, 19 June 1918.

Embarked Sydney, 19 June 1918; disembarked London, England, 26 August 1918; marched into 14th Training Bn, 26 August 1918, and allotted to 13th Bn reinforcements.

Marched out to 12th Training Bn, Hurdcott, 26 August 1918.

Transferred to Artillery Details, 7 October 1918, and marched into Reserve Bde Australian Artillery, Heyesbury, the same day, and mustered as a Gunner.

Admitted to Fargo Military Hospital, 17 October 1918 (bronchitis).

Died, Fargo Military Hospital, 24 October 1918.

Buried, Tidworth Military Cemetery, 31 October 1918.

Medal: British War Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GRAY William