This site commemorates the men and women of Collingham, Linton and Micklethwaite who served during World War 1. Today we especially commemorate Captain Eric Donaldson of the 1st London Field Ambulance Royal Army Medical Corps who died on this day in 1970.
Wray, John Henry
(1896-1971)

Rank and Unit at End of World War One

Rank Sapper

Service Number WR/209371

Service Army

Battalion

Regiment Royal Engineers

Other service during World War One
Information from Medal Index Cards (WO372), Medal Rolls (WO329), Service Records (WO363) and/or Pension Records (WO364) held by The National Archives.
Rank Number Unit
Pioneer 98724 Royal Engineers

Biography

Family Background

John Henry Wray was born in Collingham on the 14th July 1896, the son of James and Elizabeth Ann Wray. John was baptised in Collinham Church on the 25th November 1897. In 1911, John was living with his parents at Half Moon Cottages, Collingham.

Service Record

John's service record has not survived but we know from his medal records that he served as Pioneer 98724 and WR/209371 in the Royal Engineers in World War 1.

John's brother, George Arthur Wray, served in the Royal Field Artillery in France and was Killed in Action.

After the war

John Henry Wray returned to the Wetherby area after the war. In 1939, at the time of the general registration in that year, John was living with the family of Dennis Ripley at Deighton Bar in Wetherby. John's occupation was given as wireless service mechanic.

John Henry Wray died in the Wetherby area in 1971.


Sources

1911 Census. The National Archives. Class RG14 Piece 25962
First World War Medal Index Cards. The National Archives (WO372).
First World War Medal Index Rolls. The National Archives (WO329).

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