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Edwin Charles Gray
THE ROLL OF HONOR. (1917, April 3). The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1931), p. 7. Retrieved November 13, 2022, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5575432

Edwin Charles GRAY

Regimental Number
20
Rank
Private
War Service
Egypt and the Western Front
Prior Military Service
Served for 2 years in the Volunteer School Cadets; disbanded. Previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of chest measurement
Enlistment
06 Jul 1915 at Keswick, SA
Embarkation
18 Nov 1915 from Adelaide, SA, on the HMAT A2 Geelong
Next of Kin
Father, Walter Henry Gray, Crystal Brook, South Australia
Date & Place of Birth
22 Mar 1896, Riverton, SA
Parents
Walter and Ada GRAY, Crystal Brook, South Australia
Marital Status
Single
Siblings
972 Corporal Alfred James GRAY, 10th Bn, returned to Australia, 21 July 1918
Occupation
Chauffeur
Physical Description
5 feet 5 3/4 inches, 119 pounds (167.0cm, 54.0kg)
Eyes brown, Hair brown, Complexion fair
Religion
Church of England
Fromelles
Identification disc received from Germany (German Death List, 4 November 1916).
Fate
Killed in Action, 20 Jul 1916, Fromelles, France. On German Death List - aged 20
Place of Burial
Pheasant Wood Military Cemetery, Fromelles France
Commemorated
V.C. Corner, (Panel 5), Australian Cemetery and Memorial, Fromelles, France
Positively Identified
Yes, 2022

Edwin Charles Gray – Discovered at last

11th November 2022

The Fromelles Association of Australia is pleased to learn that Edwin Charles Gray has been identified at Pheasant Wood along with Walter Allen Grace.

Matt Keogh, Minister of Veterans’ Affairs and Minister of Defence Personnel stated:

“Private Walter Allen Grace was born in Derbyshire, England and worked as a labourer when he enlisted in Brisbane, Queensland in July 1915. “He was discovered near Private Edwin Charles Gray. Edwin was born in Riverton, South Australia who worked as a chauffeur and mechanic when he enlisted in Keswick, South Australia in July 1915. “Their identification is the result of diligent and painstaking work by professionals and volunteers. Walter and Edwin now rest in Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery, their identities restored.”

A soldier story will appear shortly for Edwin Charles Gray

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Fromelles Association of Australia

Contacts

The Fromelles Association welcomes all contact regarding this soldier.
(Contact: royce@fromelles.info or geoffrey@fromelles.info).
We also urge any family members to contact and register with the Australian Army
(Contact: army.uwc@defence.gov.au or phone 1800 019 090).

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