From our ‘Family histories’ section: The Dray Family: ‘John Dray and his wife Sarah Dray’ Courtesy of Pam Dray
Edward James Dray was born on the 4th June 1881 in Shepherdswell, Dover Kent. He was the son of John and Sarah Dray who were a farming family. Edward was married to Alice Rose Dray of 90, Woodhouse St, Ipswich. Edward enlisted in the Navy and became Edward James Dray Stoker 1st class In the Royal Navy, Unit Text (R.F.R./CH/B/7741) H.M.S. “Proseperine”. He died on the 28th June 1916. His service number was 292393 and his Grave Memorial ref is 111.B.1 located in Basra War Cemetery.
Image courtesy of the CWGC (Commonwealth War Graves Commission)