Roll of Honour


John Gray


John Gray was born in July 1891 in Gravesend, Kent, England, the youngest of a family of three born to John Gray, a Burma rice merchant from Paisley, and Amelia Elizabeth Hopper from Gillingham, Kent, living in the family home in Prieston Road, Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire, Scotland.

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John was educated at Glasgow Academy before studying at Glasgow University, matriculating in 1911/12 and 1912/13, taking Scots Law and Conveyancing classes and was an apprentice in McLay, Murray and Spens, writers and solicitors in Glasgow. He was in the Territorials and enlisted as a Private in the 9th Highland Light Infantry when the war began, and received his commission in the 5th (Territorial) Argylls in November 1914. He rose to the rank of Captain, but reverted to Lieutenant when he entered the theatre of war in France.

Lieutenant John Gray was killed in action on 21st September 1918 and is buried in Epehy, Somme, between Saint-Quentin and Cambrai in northern France. He was 27.

Comments and Citations

University of Glasgow Registry, Faculty and General Council Records

Biography: Information contributed by Gordon Masterton Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire.

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