Hamilton Wray was the oldest son of Hamilton and Mary Wray. He was born on 8th September 1915. His father was a linen labourer. Hammie, as he became known, enlisted in the Royal Air Force on 10th June 1936. He was passenger in a Blenheim aircraft which was shot down near Djibouti by anti-aircraft fire on 17th July 1942.
The Republic of Djibuti, previously known as the French Territory of the Afars and the Issas, is situated on the north-east coast of Africa and is bounded by Ethiopia to the north and west, by Somali Republic to the South and by the Gulf of Aden to the east.
Take the N2 road from Ambouli International Airport to the town. On the right side of the road there is another road leading off the Nakheel traffic circle (the third exit). Djibouti New European Cemetery is located about 250 metres down this road on the left side. The cemetery itself is located about 150 metres back from the road up a dirt track.