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Sgt John Grey, Newton Stewart

 
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 9:39 pm    Post subject: Sgt John Grey, Newton Stewart Reply with quote

UKNIWM Ref: Not listed

Located in Penninghame Parish Church at OS Map Ref NX 410 654

Note that his name is spelt differently on CWGC from that on the memorial and he is not listed on SNWM.

Name: GRAY, JOHN JAMES
Initials: J J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: 13th Hussars
Unit Text: "C" Sqdn.
Age: 30
Date of Death: 05/11/1917
Service No: 46240 (6993)
Awards: Mentioned in Despatches
Additional information: Son of Mrs. Annie Irvine, of 52, Arthur St., Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire. Fourteen years' service.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. G. 2.
Cemetery: BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is now WMR, ex UKNIWM, memorial 72165
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John James Gray age 30 Sergeant (6993 & 46240) C Squadron, 13th Hussars.
In 1901 John was a dyers assistant in a woollen mill in Newton Stewart. He joined the army a couple of years later and in 1911 was a Corporal in the 13th Hussars in India. At the outbreak of war the Hussars, as part of the Meerut Cavalry Brigade, moved from India to France, arriving in Marseilles in December 1914. In July 1916 they moved to Mesopotamia and at the battle of Tikrit on 5 November 1917 heavy British cavalry losses were incurred during a charge on the Turkish second lines.
Born 1887 in Wigtown, Wigtownshire. Son of Annie Gray, later Mrs. William Irvine, of 52 Arthur Street, Newton Stewart.
Killed in Action on 5 November 1917 and buried in Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Iraq.
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