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Thomas C Grey


grantowi
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Hi Chaps,

Another one of my elusive ones, hes on the GWR ROL and is also mentioned in their magazine.

Iv'e trolled the name through CWGC and nothing.

the details I have are :

Name - Grey

Fore - Thomas C

Rank - Lance Corporal

Regt - Duke of Edinburghs (Wiltshire) (no idea of Batt)

Died - Kia France about 03/15.

Any help Id'ing him welcomed

Grant

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Hi Grant,

SDGW records:

Name; Thomas Charles Gray (Note spelling)

Rank: L/Cpl

Number: 10220

Regt: Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire regiment)

Batt: 2nd Battalion

Born: reading, Berks

Enlisted: Swindon, Wilts

Residence: Swindon

Died: 13 Mar 1915

How: KIA

Theatre: France & Flanders

Doug

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Bob,

And when you add two lots of GWR sources (ROL and Mag) with diffrent spelling into the mix, it takes it to a whole new level :-(

You got printed yet ?

Grant

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Mate, if it was going to be easy someone else would already have done it. Mine was easy compared , at printers today, proof copy next week & all being well 1st print run by mid march.

Go steady

Bob

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Hi Grantowi

I have his Mic but can't find any other military records

1901 census

Gray Thomas 26 Head Steam Engine Fitter Bristol, Gloucestershire 263 Cricklade Road, Swindon

Gray Edith 24 Wife Swindon, Wiltshire 263 Cricklade Road, Swindon

Gray Florence 4 Daughter Swindon, Wiltshire 263 Cricklade Road, Swindon

Gray Charles 1 Son Swindon, Wiltshire 263 Cricklade Road, Swindon

Mel

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Hi Mel.

Thanks for that, I think the one you found was his dad, as my one is down as a frame builders asistant, which is a major step down for an engine fitter, and was usually an unskilled job.

I wonder if there was a son born in between the other two kids, or just before the daughter.

If i get time, i'll see if i can find the marriage and come back to you,

Cheers

Grant

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Hi Mel,

Its not only the age, its the trade as well.

In the 1901 Thomas is a steam engine fitter, which was a highly qualified job, my Thomas was a Frame builders assistant, little more than a labourer helping to make wooden "skeletons" of the railway coachs.

It just seems to be a gigantic step down in status, and wages.

You may be right and he suffered some sort of misadventure that caused him to change jobs, I'll have to do some more digging on this chap

Cheers

Grant

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