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Name: Joseph GRAY
Casualty No.: Ranks: Private Initials: J Service No.: 5120649
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Age at Death: 31
Unit: 2nd Bn Royal Warwickshire Regiment.
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted:
Place of Residence: Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: Whinholme, Fell View, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment:
How Died: Killed in action
Date of Death: Saturday 12th August 1944
Place of Death: Bayeux, France.
Battle/Campaign:
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Emma Colliery Memorial, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. St John's Church, Roll of Honour, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: -
Buried: Bayeux War Cemetery, Calvados, France.
Decoration and Medals: 1939-45 Star. France and Germany Star. War Medal.
Photographs: 1
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Evening Chronicle, 11th August 1945.
Family Details:
Son of Thomas and Elizabeth J. Gray, of Whinholme, Fell View, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Notes : Joseph had already completed over four year's service and had successfully landed on the Normandy beaches on D Day, 6th June 1944. A cousin from Crawcrook, Fusilier George Hall, was killed in action whilst serving with the North Staffordshire Regiment, December 1944, aged 30 years.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Army Roll of Honour 1939-45. Blaydon Courier, 8th September 1944. Newcastle Journal, 4th September 1944. Hexham Courant, 9th September 1944.
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