William James Dray

Name

William James Dray

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

31/07/1917
24

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
265982
Hertfordshire Regiment

Awards

Not Yet Researched

Cemetery/Memorial

YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Panel 54 and 56.
Belgium

Headstone

>Not Researched

UK Memorials

Hertford Town Memorial,
Buntingford Town Memorial

Pre War

Born in 1893 in Tottenham, London son of William James and Caroline Mary (Hunt) Dray and living as a boarder in 24 Bengeo Street, Hertford and working as an ironmonger’s assistant in 1911 and later lived in Church Street, Buntingford.


Reginald Dray was born in 1891 to William John and Caroline Mary Dray. By 1901 census results show his mother was widowed and living in Church Street, Buntingford. She was still there in 1911. William was not shown on his mother’s census return for either year.

Wartime Service

Enlisted at Hertford and was killed in action.

Acknowledgments

Kate Thompson
Malcolm Lennox, Carol Emery