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William Harold GRAY

Date of birth24 October 1887
Place of birthHobart, Tasmania
SchoolSmall private school in North Hobart, Tasmania
Address35 High Street, North Hobart, Tasmania
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinWife, Mrs Hilda Gray, Commercial Bank, Wynyard, NW, Tasmania
Enlistment date5 June 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name26th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 17 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion


Unit: 26th Battalion
Promotion date: 1 July 1915

FateReturned to Australia 25 November 1917
Other detailsSon of William Henry and Emily Louise Gray. Served in CMF prior to WWI and was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant when enlisting. Served at Armentiers (March - August 1916) and Pozieres in August 1916. Was shot in the lung and evacuated to 3rd London General Hospital approx September 1917. After WWI he continued serving with CMF (Hobart) and was promoted to Captain, Australian Engineers on 30 March 1921. Promoted Major 12 April 1934. Entered full time duty 1 April 1940 with AHQ Melbourne. Throughout his military career was intensly interested in Rifle Clubs serving as Secretary and Director of Rifle Clubs and V.D.C. Between the wars served two terms as Alderman of Hobart City Council and was long time Secretary of Hobart Branch of RSL
Date of death12 September 1954 - Hobart Tasmania
Place of burialCornelian Bay Cemetery, Hobart, Tasmania

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