The AIF Project

Jack Archibald GRAY

Regimental number4218
Place of birthCarlton, Melbourne, Victoria
SchoolScotch College, Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationSurveyor
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, A Gray, 581 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military service19th Battery Australian Field Artillery; Served in Citizen Military Forces 19th Bn
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Reinforcement 5
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 17 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


For conspicuous gllantry and initiative in action near Bullecourt in re-organising infantry parties under the enemy's artillery barage after two of his own mortars had been broken up.
Recommendation date: 10 May 1917

FateDied of wounds 23 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death22.9
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialBirr Cross Roads Cemetery (Plot I, Row G, Grave No. 23), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
12
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Archibald and Rebecca GRAY, "Coniston", Sycamore Street, Caulfield, Victoria
Family/military connectionsCousin: Pte GeorgeWyspell, 31st Bn, killed in action Ypres, Belgium, November 1916.

Print format