|Place of birth||Williamstown, Victoria|
|School||Williamstown South State School and Nott Street State School, Port Melbourne, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Port Melbourne, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||32|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Eliza Gray c/o Mrs G Beasley, Graham Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Colac, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||23rd Battalion, 19th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/40/5|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||23rd Battalion|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||Contracted pneumonia in France and died in hospital in England.|
|Fate||Died of disease
|Place of death or wounding||Died of illness.|
|Age at death||35|
|Place of burial||Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot IV, Row G, Grave No. 21), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: William and Eliza GRAY, 108 Graham Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria. Native of Williamstown, Victoria|
War service: Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 11 May 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 20 July 1917, and marched into 5th Training Bn, Rollestone, the same day.
Proceeded overseas to France, 4 December 1917; marched into 2nd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Le Havre, 5 December 1917.
Proceeded to unit, 9 December 1917; taken on strength of 23rd Bn, in the field, 11 December 1917.
Admitted to No 11 Australian Field Ambulance, 15 December 1917 (pleurisy); discharged, 29 December 1917; rejoined unit, 30 December 1917.
Admitted to No 6 Australian Field Ambulance, 8 January 1918 (not yet diagnosed); transferred to No 1 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 11 January 1917; to No 54 General Hospital, 12 January 1918 (pleurisy); to No 12 Convalescent Camp, Auberque, 1 February 1918; to No 10 Convalescent Depot, Ecault, 25 March 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 28 March 1918.
Proceeded to unit, 10 April 1918; rejoined 23rd Bn, 20 April 1918.
Tried by Field General Court Martial, 21 September 1918, on a charge of when on active service, deserting His Majesty's Service, 4 July 1918: found guilty: sentenced to 3 years' penal servitude; sentence confirmed by General Officer Commanding, 6th Australian Infantry Bde, 22 September 1918; sentence promulgated, 23 September 1918.
Posted as absent without leave, 28 September 1918.
Sentence of 3 years' penal servitude suspended by Deputy Assistant Adjutant General, 5 October 1918.
Rejoined unit, 8 October 1918, after being absent without leave since 28 September 1918; no disciplinary action taken.
Admitted to No 6 Australian Field Ambulance, 11 October 1918 (pyrexia of unknown origin); transferred to No 3 Australian General Hospital, Abbeville, 11 October 1918.
Died, 13 October 1918 (broncho pneumonia due to exposure).Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, GRAY William|