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Gray, Errol Stewart

Date of birth:
April 6th, 1920 (Springhill, Nova Scotia, Canada)
Date of death:
July 8th, 1944 (Near Authie, France)
Buried on:
Canadian War Cemetery Beny-sur-mer
Plot: XVI. Row: C. Grave: 2.
Nationality:
Canadian (1931-present, Constitutional Monarchy)

Biography

Son of John James Gray and Anna Gertrude Gray, of Bedford, Halifax Co., Nova Scotia.

Ranks:
June 1944: acting Major;
August 1944: Major (posthumously).

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Captain
Unit:
The North Nova Scotia Highlanders, 9th Canadian Infantry Brigade, 3rd Canadian Infantry Division
Awarded on:
August 19th, 1944
Recommendation:
This officer displayed unusual dash and initiative while commanding the vanguard advancing as far as Authie on 7 June 1944. He exhibited great personal courage on a number of occasions by going forward on foot under fire in order to maintain progress. When coming under fire in Les Buissons he pressed in and was successful in working through still opposition and destroying an enemy 88mm gun and a rocket projector. His efforts in directing and leading his supporting infantry were again successful in capturing another 88mm gun in Buron. The outstanding courage, aggressiveness and devotion to duty displayed by Captain Gray throughout the advance were a large factor in getting forward and set an example of his endeavour and courage.

Supplement to the London Gazette, 31 August, 1944.
At the time of the action he held the rank of acting Major.
Military Cross (MC)

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