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Gray, Alan Moir (1921-1942)

Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the Second World War, 1939-1945.

 

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

 

Details: Alan Moir Gray (1921-1942), born 10 March 1921, son of John Gray and Evelyn Mary Gray (later Mrs Cornwall) of Burford Lodge, Elstead, Surrey.

 

Attended The Wells House School, Malvern Wells, Worcestershire.

 

Attended Sherborne School (Harper House) September 1934-July 1938; 6th form (Army Class); Davis Exhibition, 1938; House Prefect; PT Instructor; Sergeant in OTC.

 

Special Entry, Royal Navy.

 

WW2, Sub-Lieutenant, HM Submarine P.34, Royal Navy.

Mentioned in despatches. Killed in action on HM Submarine P34 in the Mediterranean on 25 February 1942, aged 20.

 

Commemorated at:

Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, Panel 62, Column 1 www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2493222/gray,-alan-moir/

 

Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance; Harper House roll of honour.

 

Obituary in 'The Shirburnian', December 1944: 'A.M. Gray left Sherborne for the Navy, gaining third place in the Executive at the Special Entry Examination. HIs passion had always been the sea and he made an excellent naval officer. He was quiet and unassuming, but had great strength of character and courage in his diminutive body. He was mentioned in despatches early in the war, and was killed in action in March 1942.'

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