Roll of Honour

Roll of Honour

Gray, Angus Francis

Rank: Sergeant

Regiment: 5th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders

Biography: Son of John Gray, farmer, Collaboll, Lairg ; born Lairg, 27 November 1894 ; entered the University 1910 ; student in Agriculture 1910-13. As a member of the Territorial Force he was called up in August 1914, and after a period of training went overseas with the 5th Seaforths. Being a keen and energetic soldier he quickly attained the rank of Platoon Sergeant, and, although twice offered a commission on the field, he refused it. He fell at the fatal advance on Beaumont-Hamel in the dawn of 13 November 1916. His loss was keenly felt by his platoon, all of whom had become greatly attached to him. A comrade in arms wrote : ''He always proved himself a soldier and a man and feared no danger, ever bright and cheerful, with a kindly word for everybody''.

Date of Death: 13 November 1916

Burial Details: Buried at Mailly Wood Cemetery Mailly - Maillet, Plot 1, Row H, Grave 16.

Publication: Roll of Service, edited by Mabel Desborough Allardyce. Published 1921.

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