William Frederick Dray 1862 – August 1916 (Son of James Edward Dray and Elizabeth Cloake) and his wife Ellen Dray 1857-1922.

William and Ellen Dray lived in Saltwood but moved at some such time to, 2, Warren Road, Folkestone. Sadly Ellen lost both her son and then her husband within 7 months of each other.

Pte Christopher Cyril Dray L/10383 The Buffs, was born in Saltwood on the 31st August 1894. He was a baker by trade and eventually moved to 2, Warren Road, Folkestone with his family before signing up. Christopher died on the 15th March 1917 in France and at the time of his death, William and Ellen were living at 1, Avonshire Terrace, Horn Street, Nr Hythe, where they received a medal for their late son. William dies shortly after for reasons unknown.

64HYT - Memorial

Image and text courtesy of Pam Dray


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