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Ernest William Gray was my uncle, son of James Thomas Gray and Harriet Florence Gray, both of Feltham, Middlesex.

 
I'm surprised to see that no relatives are known as my Grandmother Harriet received notification that Ernie was missing presumed dead, and later a citation that she had hanging on her wall until her death.
 
The family occupied the same home at Danesbury Road, Feltham between 1909 and 2000, so a change of address could not have been the reason for lack of contact from the MOD. I wonder if my Grandmother was informed of the unpaid 4.4s and chose not to claim - how might she have felt spending her late son's money? She was quite poor, and that amount in 1940 would have helped.
 
Ernie's name appears on the cenotaph at Feltham, and a cross has been placed there each November since his death. 

Jon Gray

 

 

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