Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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27/03/2021
27/03/2021
27/03/2021 In memory of Richard Gray died 27th March 1891; John W Gray, killed in action 16th May 1915; Margaret E Gray, died 3rd November 1915; James Gray, died 24th February 1922; Also Annie Gray, mother of the above John and James, died 6th May 1937, aged 82; John William Gray, died 5th November 1937.
27/03/2021 James Gray is buried in the family plot at Killyman St Andrew’s Church of Ireland Churchyard. The headstone reads:
27/03/2021 Known family: John William Gray, Annie Gray, Elizabeth Gray (born 27th May 1882), Sarah Gray (born 20th December 1884), William Gray (born 1st April 1886), John Gray (born 1st June 1888), Richard Gray (born 12th November 1889, died 29th March 1890), Margaret Gray (born 11th May 1891), James Gray (born 20th April 1893), Lucy Gray (born 4th October 1894), Richard Gray (born 27th July 1899).
27/03/2021 John Gray was born in Dungannon on 20th April 1893. He was one of at least nine children, all born in the Dungannon area.
27/03/2021 James Gray was the son of John William Gray and Annie Gray. John Gray and Annie Ruddy were married on 27th July 1881 in the district of Dungannon.
27/03/2021 Lance Corporal James Gray is NOT listed with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
26/02/2017 Lance-Corporal James Gray, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, son of Mr J W Gray, Doneydade, Dungannon, wounded. His brother, Corporal John Gray, of the Irish Guards, was killed eighteen months ago.
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26/02/2017 From the Belfast Newsletter dated 17th August 1917:
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19/12/2016 Private James Gray, Doneydade, Dungannon, shell-shock.
19/12/2016 From the Belfast Newsletter dated 15th July 1916: County Tyrone Volunteers
30/12/2015 From the Tyrone Courier dated 20 July 1916:
30/12/2015 GRONI records the death of only one James Gray in the Dungannon area of that age in the timeframe specified (i.e. between 1917 and the date the memorial was unveiled, November 1922).
30/12/2015 From the Tyrone Courier dated Thursday 23 August 1917:
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30/12/2015 Mr J W Gray, Doneydade, Dungannon, has been informed that his son Lance-Corporal James Gray was recently wounded in action. Another son of Mr Gray's, Corporal John Gray, of the Irish Guards, was killed eighteen months ago.
30/12/2015 The 1901 census lists James as age 8 living with the family at house 10 in Donnydeade, Bernagh, Tyrone. James was at school. His father was a farmer.
30/12/2015 The 1911 census lists James as age 18 living with the family at house 1 in Donnydeade, Bernagh, Tyrone. James Gray was a farmer.
30/12/2015 The Dungannon War Memorial lists Lance Corporal James Gray of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
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30/12/2015 Private James Gray (invalided home during to shell shock), is a son of Mr John G Gray, Doneydade.
30/12/2015 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated Saturday 22nd July 1916:
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30/12/2015 Lance Corporal James Gray, Tyrone Volunteers, invalided home suffering from severe shell shock, is a son of Mr John W Gray, Doneydade, Dungannon. He belonged to Dungannon Battalion, U.V.F.
30/12/2015 James belonged to Dungannon Battalion of the U.V.F.
30/12/2015 Lance Corporal James Gray returned to the front. Reports in the local newspapers in August 1917 states that he was injured in action again.
30/12/2015 James Gray died in Dungannon on the 24th February 1922.
30/12/2015 James' brother, Private John Gray, was killed in action in May 1915.
30/12/2015 Various newspaper reports from July 1916 states that Lance Corporal James Gray had been invalided home suffering from severe shell shock. The report confirmed that he was the son of Mr John W Gray, Doneydade, Dungannon.
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