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   Staff Nurse Emily Gray
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 04/04/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 22/07/1883
Died: 16/01/1919 (Died of Illness)
Age: 35
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Minterburn Pres. Church Graveyard
  Caledon, Co Tyrone, 
Grave Ref: 1st Grave on lhs
CWGC Casualty 75229171
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.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Dungannon War Memorial - WWI - Panel 2 Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Gray family Lists Emily as age 17 living at house 2 in Killynaul, Minterburn, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Gray family Lists Emily as age 27 living at house 5 in Killynaul, Minterburn, Tyrone
3 Forum discussion (GWF) New CWGC Commemoration - Emily Gray added to CWGC
4 Forum discussion (GWF) Initial enquiries into Emily Gray
5 Irish War Memorials Details and photo of QAIMNS Memorial in St Anne's Belfast
6 National Archives UK Service record of Nurse Emily Gray (53 pages)
7 QAIMNS 5 Sisters Memorial Emily Gray listed on the glass screens found in York Minster, England
8 St Anne's Cathedral Official website of St Anne's Cathedral
9 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Staff Nurse Emily Gray's headstone can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023