Wednesday, 9 February 2011

2783 L/Cpl George Gray, 2nd Bn, Northumberland Fusiliers

2783 Lance-Corporal George Gray of the 2nd Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers died of wounds on the 9th February 1915. He was born in Rennington, Lancashire, and enlisted at Alnwick in Northumberland.

George's medal index card notes that he was a drummer, although this rank is scored through on the card. He arrived overseas on the 19th January 1915 and had therefore only been in France for a few weeks before he was fatally wounded. He is buried in Hazebrouck Communal Cemetery in France.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:

Ancestry (MIC)
Soldiers Died in The Great War
Army Service Numbers
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Naval & Military Press