Altrincham WW1 - Surnames starting with the letter W. 

Kenneth Christopher George Wray

Rank:Captain
Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:04th Bn [1]
Name of Rgt or Ship:Prince of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancashire Rgt)
Died:09/08/1916Age:25
How Died:Killed in Action
Country of burial:France
Cemetery or Memorial:Thiepval Memorial
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born during the June quarter 1891 in the Runcorn R.D. - ref: 8a/247, the
elder son of Rev. George Daniel Wray M.A. & Blanche Wray (nee Wilkinson).

1901 Census - Private School, Hillcrow, Barby Road, Rugby, Warwickshire.   
 Pupil - aged: 9 - born: Alton, Cheshire.       

1911 Census - The Vicarage, Thorley Lane, Timperley.     Son - Unmarried -
aged: 19 - occ: Law Student - born: Halton, Cheshire.    Head of household
- George Daniel Wray - Married - aged: 50 - occ: Clergyman, Eastablished
Church - born: Winchester Hampshire.    Also - Blanche - Wife - aged: 44 -
born: Middle, Shropshire.   Plus his grand-mother and 2 domestic servants.

He was 6 feet tall.  Drafted to the front in February 1915 he was wounded
by a shell during the Battle of Hooge.

His death was reported in the 15/08/1916 edition of the Altrincham
Guardian.

The 17/04/1917 edition of the local newspaper reported a service to the
memory of 30 Timperley men who had died and the dedication of a window in
the Church to Captain Wray. 

His father left Timperley at the end of April 1917 for Easton Grey, North
Wiltshire.

Listed in the Guardian Year Book - Roll of Honour for 1917, which states
that he lived at Timperley Vicarage.  Commemorated on the Altrincham &
District Roll of Honour and the Timperley Sports Club Memorial.

Memorials found on:
Christ Church (Timperley)
Timperley Village Club
Altrincham & District Roll of Honour
Timperley Sports Club
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