Charles George Henry GRAY

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GRAY, Charles George Henry

Service Number: 4125
Enlisted: 25 November 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Millicent, South Australia, 11 May 1882
Home Town: Penola, Wattle Range, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in action, France, 6 November 1916, aged 34 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Millicent War Memorial, Penola Coonawarra & Penola Sub-Branch R.S.S.&A.I.L.A. Honour Roll, Penola District WW1 Roll of Honor, Penola War Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

25 Nov 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
9 Mar 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4125, 27th Infantry Battalion
9 Mar 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4125, 27th Infantry Battalion, RMS Mongolia, Adelaide
6 Nov 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4125, 32nd Infantry Battalion

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Biography

"THE LATE PRIVATE GRAY.

Private C. G. H. Gray, who was killed in action in France on November 6, was a son of Mrs. E. Thompson, of Penola. He enlisted in the 10th reinforcements of the 27th Battalion, in November, 1915, and went to Egypt. He was reported to be dangerously ill in June last, and he was invalided to England. He returned to France on October 2, and was transferred to another battalion. He was about 30 years old, and at the time he joined the army he was employed on the East-west railway, where he was very popular with his comrades." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 23 Dec 1915 (nla.gov.au)

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