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Gray, George Ernest Marshall (1894-1916)

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


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Credit: Sherborne School Archives, Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, UK, DT9 3AP.


Details: George Ernest Marshall Gray (1894-1916), born 2 May 1894 in Marsala, Sicily, youngest 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-).

Hubert Mackenzie Gray (1893-1917)


Attended Pinewood preparatory school, Farnborough.


Attended Sherborne School (Abbeylands) September 1908-July 1912; 6th form; 1st XI cricket team 1911, 1912 (captain).


Occupation: on the staff of Messrs. Baring Bros.


WW1, 2nd Lieutenant in the Northumberland Fusiliers, 14th (S.) Bn., obtained commission in September 1914, went to the front in September 1915. Killed at Bazentin le Petit on 14 July 1916.


Commemorated at:

Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 10 B 11 B and 12 B,%20GEORGE...


Baring Brothers & Co. Ltd. War Memorial


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.


Baring Brothers & Co., Ltd, War Service List, 1914-1919


His commanding officer wrote: 'His cheery spirits and invariable gallantry on all occasions proved of the greatest value to his platoon and to the company to which he belonged. He was a fine soldier in all respects.'

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