The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Gray
First Name:
Lindsay Campbell
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX15872
Company:
Headquarters Company
Enlisted:
19.08.1941
DOB:
27.05.1919
Place of Birth:
Manjimup, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Charles Hill Gray
Mothers's Name:
Edith Anne Gray
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Truck Driver
Memorial:
Kranji War Cemetery, Plot 1, Row A, Grave 16, Age 22
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Place of Death:
Reformatory Road, Ulu Pandan
Date of Death:
12.02.1942
Buried:
Where killed at map reference 763132 by Major A. Cough Party on 21/12/1942

General Description

Pte L C Gray WX15872
Pte L C Gray WX15872 KIA 12 February 1942, Reformatory Rd, Ulu Pandan.

 

Lindsay’s father Charles Hill Campbell Gray married his mother Edith Anne Stirk in Kalamunda in 1913.  Lindsay had two older brothers and one older sister and another younger.  The four older children were born in Manjimup and Bena, the youngest daughter was born in Greeenbushes.

Lindsay enlisted in August 1941, and as a reinforcement embarked on ‘Aquitania’ to join the 2/4th MGB on route to Singapore.  Many of the reinforcements were not well-trained; there had not been sufficient time and  some more than others were better prepared.   Lindsay joined Headquarters Company and it was during the fight to save Singapore he was killed in action at Reformatory Road, Ulu Pandan, Singapore at the age of 22 years and 6 months following enlistment.

Above:  Lindsay’s grandmother outlives him.

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