Robert Edward Gray
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|Date of Birth||25 Aug 1903|
|Place of Birth||Newmachar, Aberdeenshire, Scotland|
|Death||30 Jun 1986, aged 82|
|Place of Death||Forrestfield, Western Australia|
|Age at Enlistment||38 years, 7 months|
|Address||Armadale, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Wife , Mrs Nancy Gray|
|Reg Number||W67670 & 83817|
|Date of Enlistment||22 Mar 1942|
|Rank||Private & Leading Aircraftman|
|Unit/Formation||2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion & RAAF Station Darwin|
|Post War Details|
|Fate||Remained in Australia|
Robert emigrated to Australia in 1926. He arrived in Fremantle aboard the SS Berrima on 11 Feb 1926 from London. Others on the ship included a group of young boys part of the Child Emigration Society's program.
During 1929 Robert married Agnes (Nancy) Sneddon (1903 - 1970) in Perth. Nancy died in Forrestfield on 4 Nov 1970 aged 67. They had two children.
Electoral Roll entries: 1931 - 1934 at 5 Seventh avenue, Bassendean, bus driver;
Enlisted in the CMF on 22 Mar 1942, resignation date not known but enlisted in the RAAF on 2 Oct 1943.
discharge date is unknown
Electoral Roll entries: 1949 at 44 Mercury street, Carlisle, bus driver; 1963 - 1980 at 19 Waterfall road, Wattle Grove, service attendant;