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Car Colston Nottinghamshire
Henry (Harry) Gray was born in 1882 at Car Colston and was the son of Frederick a farm labourer and Maria Gray née Reynolds of 6 Scales Row Newark. His father Frederick was born in 1849 at Car Colston, his mother Maria Reynolds was born in 1849 in Ropsley, Lincolnshire, they were married on 15th August 1876 at Car Colston and went on to have 8 children, sadly two died in infancy or early childhood, their surviving children were, William b1875 Ropsley, John b1876 Car Colston, Harry b1882 Car Colston, Fred b1883 Car Colston, 5 Joseph b1886 Hawton and Betsy Emma b1888 Hawton. In the 1911 census the family are living at 6 Scales Row, Farndon Road, Newark and are shown as Frederick 62 yrs a farm labourer, he is living with his wife Maria 62 yrs and their son Harry 29 yrs a farm labourer. His mother Maria died in 1917 just prior to his death.
Attended Hawton school before entering the employ of Mr Joseph Bembridge, he was a farm labourer.
28 Apr 1917
533493 - CWGC Website
10th Bn Lincolnshire Regiment
Private Henry Gray enlisted on 3rd April 1916 at Newark and served initially with the service number 41100 in the Lancashire Fusiliers Regiment. He was serving with the 10th battalion Lincolnshire Regiment when he was killed in action on 28th April 1917, he is buried at Roeux British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Article published 4th July 1917 in the Newark Advertiser :- Third son of Frederick Gray, 6 Scales Row, Newark. A native of Newark, going to Hawton school before entering the employ of Mr Joseph Bembridge, where he remined up to enlisting on April 3rd, 1916. Posted missing since April 28th and declared dead in June. Younger brother, Frederick Gray, Durham Light Infantry, is training in England.
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