Albert E. Gray

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Albert Edward Gray served with the AIF during World War One.

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History

Albert Gray was born in Ballarat East, in March 1897 (AIF records)[1] or 1898 (Births Deaths and Marriages).[2] He was the son of Frank Gray and Lydia Wright (or Weight).[2] Before enlisting, he worked as a painter for A. King.[1]

He served in France with the 58th Battalion.[1] On the 19 July 1916 he was wounded in action with gun shot wounds to his left shoulder and right leg.[1] He was evacuated to the Military Hospital in Hammersmith for treatment. He returned to action in France on 9 July 1917, and was wounded in action again on 24 September 1917, with gun shot wounds to his left shoulder and leg.[1] He was again returned to England for hospital treatment.

He was absent without leave 14 July 1918, and was fined three days pay.[1] He rejoined his unit in France on 30 July 1918.[1]

He returned to Australia in May 1919. In 1923 he was living in Landsborough Street, Ballarat.[1]

Legacy

World War One service recognised on the Ballarat Avenue of Honour.

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 National Archives of Australia, World War I records, B2455, GRAY A E, SERN 4495, http://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/SearchScreens/BasicSearch.aspx accessed 3 March 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 Federation Index Victoria 1888-1901, Index to Births, Deaths, and Marriages in Victoria, 1898 Births, Ref. No. 8225, Macbeth Genealogical Services, 1997

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--Beth Kicinski 09:31, 23 August 2013 (EST)

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