John Dray 1837 – 1916 (Nephew of James Edward Dray and Elizabeth Cloake) and his wife Sarah Dray Nee Prescott 1843 – 1846

John and Sarah Dray were cousins to the Dray brothers mentioned previously. The couple were a farming family and had one son Edward 1881 – 1916.

Edward James Dray was born on the 4th June 1881 in Shepherdswell, Dover, Kent, and 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.CWGC (Commonwealth War Graves Commission)

65DOV - Edward James Dray

Image courtesy of the CWGC (Commonwealth War Graves Commission.) Text courtesy of Pam Dray


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