Ref ID: 3022

Name

Robert Gray.


Description

Belfast Telegraph Newspaper Photograph of Private Robert Gray.


Life Story

Name: Robert Gray.

Service Number: 201000.

Rank: Private.

Battalion: 6th Battalion.

Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders.

Born: 28th December 1896, Belfast.

Died: 9th April 1918.

Address: 147 Cambria Street, Shankill Road, Belfast

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Robert Gray, son of Robert and Annie Gray, lived at 147 Cambria Street, Shankill Road, Belfast

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The 1901 Ireland Census has Robert living at 73 Cambria Street, Belfast with his mother, occupation House Keeper, father, Linen Factory Carter, two sisters, Minnie, 8 years, Annie, 6 years, and an Aunt Jane Gray, 35 years, occupation, Linen Cloth Folding

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The 1911 Ireland Census has Robert living at 73 Cambria Street, Belfast with his mother, father, General Domestic Servant, sisters Mary, 19 years, Cotton Weaver, and Annie, 16 years, Cotton Weaver. A Boarder, William Waddell, 25 years, Domestic Servant, also lives there

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Robert joined the Seaforth Highlanders.

He was posted as part of the British Expeditionary Force to France on the 19th of September 1915.

Robert Gray was a Private in 6th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders when he was Killed In Action on the 9th of April 1918 aged 21 years

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A local newspaper states.

Gray - Pte Robert Gray, Seaforth Highlanders, killed in action, was the son of Mr R Gray, 147 Cambria Street, Belfast

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A Pension Application Form shows Roberts mother Annie Gray as claimant

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Robert received the British War Medal, Victory Medal and 1914 - 1915 Star.

He is Remembered at Loos Memorial, France.

To Remember Is To Honour

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Theme

Shankill Roll of Honour


Date

1918


Classification

Photograph, Photograph, Photograph - Belfast Telegraph

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