Private Arthur Gray
105629 9th Kings own Liverpool Regiment
Killed in Action 28th August 1918
Lived at 48 Lindsay Street
Commemorated on the Vis en Artois Memorial, France
St Peters Memorial, Burnley
Burnley Express 21st September 1918 - 21st September 1918

Arthur Gray was born in Burnley. He enlisted in Burnley and served as Private 105629 in the 9th Battalion of The King’s Liverpool Regiment having formerly served as Private 94436 in the Manchester Regiment. He was killed in action on Wednesday 26th August 1918 and is commemorated on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial Panel 3 and 4.

Cousins Fall on Consecutive Days. ( Burnley Express 21st September 1918 )

Mrs Gray, of 48, Lindsay Street, Burnley, has received news of the death in action of her son, Pte. (105629) Arthur Gray of the King’s Liverpool Regt. Three letters have been received by Mrs Gray extending the sympathy of the writers and relating how her son fell.
The regimental chaplain (the Rev. D Fisher) stated that Pte. Gray was killed in the advance on August 28th. “Officers and men alike”, he wrote, “join me in their expressions of sorrow. Of course, we cannot understand your grief, but Christ does, and we just ask Him to help you in your time of need and to make you realise that your son is safe with him in Paradise.”
Pte. Walter Westhead wrote from France that Pte. Gray was very cheerful to the last and death was instantaneous. C.S.M. H Cameron, who is now in an Aberdeen Hospital, wounded, also confirms the soldier’s death, and forwards his wallet on to the widowed mother.
Pte Gray who was only eighteen years of age, joined up last January, and was one of the large number of young soldiers sent to France during the summer, and of whom the Premier spoke with glowing terms for their brilliant work in holding up the German advance. He was a warp dyer at Messrs. Lee’s works, and was in St Catherine’s Scout Troop. There will be a memorial service at St. Catherine’s Church tomorrow.
A sad co-incidence is that Pte. Gray’s cousin, Pte R.H. Redman, of 10, Hobart Street, was killed on the day following, and his photo appeared in last Wednesday’s ‘Express’. Pte. Gray has a brother discharged from the Army, and a brother in law who has been wounded and is in a Canadian Hospital, is expecting his discharge.”

In the Burnley Express Roll of Honour for Sept 21st 1918 he was remembered by “Sweetheart Annie”.





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