Ernest William Gray
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.
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