Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
16/01/1919 (Died of Illness)
Emily Gray was the oldest daughter of James and Mary Gray, born on 22nd July 1883. She was the third of at least seven children, all born in the Caledon area. By 1901, Emily’s father had died. They were a farming family. Emily became a nurse. Staff Nurse Emily Gray’s service with the QAIMNS began on the 29th January 1918. In March 1918 she developed pneumonia and was off work for eleven weeks. In September she was diagnosed as having tuberculosis of the left lung. She was treated at the Sisters Hospital, Vincent Square, London. Her condition deteriorated and Staff Nurse Emily Gray died on 16th January 1919 in London.
Minterburn Presbyterian Church Graveyard is north west of Caledon. Emily Gray's grave is located in the Minterburn Presbyterian Church Graveyard on the opposite side of the road to Minterburn Presbyterian Church. The grave can be found through the entrance gate, 1st grave on the left side of the gate and adjacent to roadside boundary wall.