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Robert Murray McCheyne Gray

Robert Murray McCheyne Gray

Male 1891 - 1918  (27 years)

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  • Name Robert Murray McCheyne Gray 
    Born 25 Apr 1891  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Christened 3 Sep 1891  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Military WW1 
    • Robert was awarded the Military Cross in WWI after death.
    Occupation 1911  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Druggist Apprentice, Drug Store 
    Religion 1911  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Presbyterian 
    Military 1914  WW1 Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    WW1, Lieutenant, 78th Battalion 
    Military 29 Oct 1914  London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-63362P 
    Died 30 Sep 1918  , France Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Buried Duisans British Cemetery, Duisans, , Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I63362  Generations
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2019 

    Father George Gray,   b. 29 Dec 1857, Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Agnes Mitchell,   b. 27 Apr 1864, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 26 Dec 1888  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F16544  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Robert Murray McChesney Gray
    Robert Murray McChesney Gray
    Robert Gray
    Robert Gray

  • Notes 
    • ROBERT MURRAY McCHEYNE GRAY April 25, 1891\emdash Sept. 30, 1918 Captain, Forty-sixth Battalion.

      Son of George B. Gray; b. Galt; ed. Galt Central P.S. and C.I.; College of Pharmacy, PHM.B. 1914; Druggist at Galt; 29th Regt.. Lieut.
      In September 1915 he was appointed Lieutenant in the 71st Battalion and were overseas in March 1916. He joined the 46th Battalion in France in August and served first on the Somme front. He was wounded on November 14th, and again at Vimy on April l0th. 1917. During 1918 he served through the battles of Amiens and in the advance front Arras. He was severely wounded on September 28th at the Canal du Nord and succumbed to his injuries two days later. Buried at Duisans, Etrun, near Arras. After his death it was announced that the Military Cross had been awarded to him for his courage and skill on September 27th in handling his company under heavy fire and securing the capture of six enemy machine guns. The next day by his leadership he disposed of three machine gun nests and, though hit in the arm, continued to lead his company till he was again and fatally wounded.

      University of Toronto Roll of Service 1914-1918, 1921

  • Sources 
    1. [S259] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1901, Galt (Town/Ville) C-7 Page 6.

    2. [S512] Church Records - ON, Waterloo, Galt - Central Presbyterian.
      R. M. McCheyne GRAY born 25 Apr 1891 Galt Parents George GRAY & Agnes MITCHELL baptized 03 Sep 1891 Occupation: Mechanic

    3. [S157] Military - Canada - World War I - Attestation papers.
      Robert Murray McCheyne Gray Residence: Galt, Ontario, Canada Birth Date: 25 Apr 1891 Birth Location: Galt, Ontario, Canada Relative: Geo B Gray of Galt, Relationship: Father, druggist of Galt,

    4. [S572] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1911, Div. 17 Page 20.

    5. [S1890] Military - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Kitchener Public Library WW1 Soldiers Card Index Soldier Information Cards - World War One.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Apr 1891 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 3 Sep 1891 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Druggist Apprentice, Drug Store - 1911 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1911 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 29 Oct 1914 - London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Sep 1918 - , France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Duisans British Cemetery, Duisans, , Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Link to Google Earth
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