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Gray, Hubert Mackenzie (1893-1917)

Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the First World War, 1914-1918.


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Details: Hubert Mackenzie Gray (1893-1917), born in Marsala, Sicily on 22 January 1893, son of Charles Forsyth Gray (1848-1911) (Merchant for Messrs. Ingham, Whitaker and Co., and British Vice-Consul at Marsala, Sicily) and Elizabeth Raven Gray (née Smith), daughter of the late Thomas Smith of Whitehaven, late of Marsala, Sicily.



Edith Mary Gray (1878-).

Thomas Charles Gray (1879-).

Richard Forsyth Gray (1881-).

Roderick William Gray (1884-).

Frederick Arthur Gordon Gray (1887-).

Lilian Gray (1889-).

George Ernest Marshall Gray (1894-1916)


Attended Pinewood preparatory school, Farnborough.


Attended Sherborne School (Abbeylands) January 1908-July 1910.


Travelled abroad to learn modern languages.


WW1, enlisted on 15 June 1915 at Montreal, Quebec. 1 September 1915 joined Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI). 2 October 1915, Lieutenant in the British Expeditionary Force. Acting Captain, the Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment), D Company, 11th Bn. Severely wounded in the attack on Thiepval in 1916 on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, but recovered.


Killed on 10 August 1917 in the Third Battle of Ypres, Passchendale, when ‘D’ Company (led by Acting Captain H.M. Gray) and ‘B’ Company (led by Captain D.M. Fuller) led the attack in two waves on Westhouk Ridge, just north of FitzClarence Farm. Fuller was killed in the attack and Gray was reported missing.

The casualties during this battle were:

Capt. Dunstan Milley Fuller Killed.

Lieut. Acting Capt. Hubert MacKenzie Gray Missing.

Lt.H.P.Cressy Missing.

2nd.Lt.A/Capt. Frederick William Ernest Hoare Killed.

2nd.Lt.Hubert Francis Day Killed.

2/Lt. G.A. Rendle Missing.

2nd.Lt.Grosvenor Henry Stovold Missing.

2nd.Lt.J.J.A.Horton Wounded.

2nd.Lieut.Vernon Haddon Missing.

2nd.Lt.Henry Percival Chaffey Killed.

2nd.Lt.R.M.Watt Missing.

2nd.Lt.Robert Ernest Porter Died of Wounds.

2nd.Lt.A.G.Calthorp Missing.

2nd.Lt.J.Lang Wounded.

2nd.Lt.C.G.Gore Missing.

2nd.Lt.G.W.H.Rogers Missing.

2nd.Lt.Bret Hercules Barnett Missing.

Other Rank casualties 328.


Commemorated at:

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Panel 6 and 8,%20HUBERT...


Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance; Abbeylands roll of honour. R.M. Gray donated £20 towards the Sherborne School War Memorial in memory of his nephews, 2nd Lieut. G.E.M. Gray and Captain H.M. Gray.


See also Canadian Great War Project

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