Herbert James BRAY


BRAY, Herbert James

Service Number: 1782
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 43rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Hundred of Barunga, South Australia, 24 March 1895
Home Town: Blyth, Wakefield, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Baker
Died: Killed in action, Belgium, 11 October 1917, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Dochy Farm New British Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Moonta All Saint's Anglican Church Memorial Honour Roll, Moonta War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

12 Aug 1916: Involvement Private, SN 1782, 43rd Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
12 Aug 1916: Embarked Private, SN 1782, 43rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ballarat, Adelaide
11 Oct 1917: Involvement Corporal, SN 1782, 43rd Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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1917 'Family Notices' The Journal 23 November, p. 2

For King and Country


Bray - Killed in Action 11th October 1917 Sgt Herbert James Bray of Moonta


Somewhere in France there's sacred spot

Tis a grave just newly made

and its sheltering one from perils and ills

With which life's battle is played

He has finished his part - we must still keep on

Trying like him to be brave

Our Sacrifice is in what we have lost

His was what he gave

And we think of his life - a duty done

Manly, unselfish and Brave

inseted by his loving cousin Myrtle Pratt