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1812   Private John Gray
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 07/09/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Irish Guards (British Army)
Died: 18/05/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 27
Summary      
John Gray was the son of John William Gray and Annie Gray. John was born in Clonfeacle, County Tyrone about 1888. The family lived in Donnydeade, Bernagh, Tyrone. His father was a farmer. John Gray enlisted in Dungannon. Private John Gray was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Irish Guards when he was killed in action on 18th May 1915. He was 27 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
  Le Touret, Pas-de-Calais
Grave Ref: Panel 4
CWGC Casualty 857059
Summary      
Le Touret Memorial is located at the east end of Le Touret Military Cemetery, on the south side of the Bethune-Armentieres main road. From Bethune follow the signs for Armentieres until you are on the D171. Continue on this road through Essars and Le Touret village. Approximately 1 kilometre after Le Touret village and about 5 kilometres before you reach the intersection with the D947, Estaires to La Bassee road, the Cemetery lies on the right hand side of the road. The Memorial takes the form of a loggia surrounding an open rectangular court. The court is enclosed by three solid walls and on the eastern side by a colonnade. East of the colonnade is a wall and the colonnade and wall are prolonged northwards (to the road) and southwards, forming a long gallery. Small pavilions mark the ends of the gallery and the western corners of the court.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Dungannon War Memorial - WWI - Panel 3 Dungannon
2 Moy War Memorial - WWI Moy
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Gray family Lists John as age 13 living with the family at house 10 in Donnydeade, Bernagh, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Gray family Does not list John as living with the family at house 1 in Donnydeade, Bernagh, Tyrone
3 James Gray Brother of Private John Gray