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Gray Family Chronicles from World War II

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posted on 2024-06-05, 19:40 authored by Their Finest Hour Project Team

Ken Gray (father) was in Iraq in 1941, called up at age of 19 years. Bob (uncle) was at Dunkirk, and Stan (uncle) was in Burma as part of Chindits. Winifred (mother) was called up in 1943 to serve in ATS, promoted to lance corporal and was on anti-aircraft duty before moving to clerical work.

His mother went to Belgium as part of British Army on the Rhine where she met his father.

Objects include a pantomime put on in Iraq (Aladdin) and also Christmas dinner from 1943.

Also includes poems about life on the base, possibly written by E. Christopher.


Item list and details

1. Pantomime programme 2. Poems 3. Photos 4. Reunion

Person the story/items relate to

Ken Gray Win Gray

Person who shared the story/items

Malcolm Gray

Relationship between the subject of the story and its contributor


Type of submission

Shared at Theale Library, Berkshire on 14 November 2023.

Record ID

99400 | TLI009