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Hawton Nottinghamshire
John Henry Gray was born in 1900 at Hawton and was the son of William a carter and Ellen Gray, née Godson of 7 Scales Row, Farndon Road, Newark. His father William was born in 1874 at Car Colston and his mother Eleanor Godson was born in 1875 at Skegby, they were married on 15th June 1896 at Mansfield and went on to have the following children, Annie b1897 Skegby, William b1898, John Henry b1900, Albert b1901, Alice b1903, Frederick b1906, Emma b1908 and George Edward Gray b1910 all were born in Hawton. In 1911 census the family lived at 7 Scales Row Farndon Road, Newark, Nottinghamshire and were shown as William 37 yrs a carter, he is living with his wife Ellen 36 yrs and their children, Annie 14 yrs , William 13 yrs, John Henry 11 yrs, Albert 10 yrs, Alice 8 yrs, Frederick 5 yrs, Emma 2 yrs and George Edward under 1 year of age.
Attended Hawton school and the Primitive Methodist Sunday School. Upon leaving school, he was employed by Mr Abraham, Hawton and later by Mr Baker, Kneeton.
26 Aug 1918
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234864 - CWGC Website
52716
Private
1st Bn East Yorkshire Regiment (Duke of York's Own)
Private John Henry Gray enlisted on May 29th, 1917, at Newark and was in training at Brockton Camp and Aldershot. Drafted out to France at the end of March, before he was 19 years old. he served with the 1st battalion East Yorkshire Regiment and was killed in action on 26th August 1918 and is buried in Regina Trench Cemetery, Grandcourt, Somme, France.
His father William Gray was called up for service on 6th July 1918 at Nottingham, he was 44 yrs and 8 months of age, he was a carter and his address was 7 Scales Row, Farndon Road, Newark. He was allocated the service number 342173 and posted to the Army Service Corps for home service only. On 9th November 1918 he was posted to the 53rd remount Squadron at Leicester. He was posted to the reserves for demobilisation on 26th April 1919. Article published 5th October 1916 in the Newark Herald :- Second son of Mr & Mrs Gray, Scales Row, Newark. Attended Hawton school and the Primitive Methodist Sunday School. Upon leaving school, he was employed by Mr Abraham, Hawton and later by Mr Baker, Kneeton. Enlisted on May 29th, 1917, was in training at Brockton Camp and Aldershot. Drafted out to France at the end of March, before he was 19 years old. His father, Pte W. Gray, was called-up on July 5th and is in training at Bradford.
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