Gray David Alexander Major 38822

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Name Gray David Alexander
Army number 38822
Rank Major
Decorations None known so far.
Date of birth 2/10/1906.
Age 76 at the time of his death.
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry - Commissioned as a 2/Lt in the 8th Battalion DLI 3/12/1927. Embodied 24/8/1939. Posted 11th Bn DLI. Attached to HQ 50th Division. Posted 8th Bn DLI. Served B.E.F. Various staff appointments. Relinquished Commission 11/9/1950 retaining the rank of Major.
Company/Battery Battalion HQ.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Battalion second-in-command.
Joined Brigade Probably 1/9/1939 on the establishment of the Battalion.
Promotions Lt 3/12/1930, Captain 25/3/1931, Major 10/5/1939.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Died 16/8/1983.
Home address Son of A.J. Gray of Bowes House, Fencehouses, County Durham. Worked as Agent for the Lambton Estates.
Source table 11DLI