Gray, Edward Jasper


He was the youngest son of Dr. Alan Gray, Organist of Trinity College, Cambridge. One of three Wykehamist brothers, another of whom, Captain Maurice Gray (B, 1903-1908), Dragoon Guards, fell in 1918 (see individual entry). He entered Chernocke House from Mr. R. Vickers’ school at Englefield Green, became Senior Co. Prae., won the School Prize for German and in December 1915 was elected to an Exhibition in History at Trinity College, his father’s College.

He was gazetted in January 1917 to the 6th Battalion Rifle Brigade, and went to the front in the following June. He fell in the neighbourhood of Arras on March 31st 1918, shot through the head by a sniper, whose position he had just located. The Battalion Chaplain expained to his parents that “we were being much troubled by a sniper, and your son very pluckily went out to search for him, but himself fell a victim.”

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Gray
  • Forenames or initials: Edward Jasper
  • House: A
  • Years in School: 1911-1916
  • Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
  • Regiment: Rifle Brigade
  • Date of Birth: 20th January 1898
  • Date of Death: 31st March 1918
  • How Died: Killed by sniper
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer G1
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: FAMPOUX BRITISH CEMETERY: Grave E.1