John Gray was the son of John and Annie Gray. John was born in Clonfeacle, on 1st June 1888. The family lived in Donnydeade, near Dungannon. His father was a farmer. John enlisted with the Irish Guards and served the full period. He afterwards joined the Royal Irish Constabulary. Prior to the outbreak of war, Constable John Gray was stationed in Springfield Road Barracks, Belfast. He was called up on the reserve of the Irish Guards. Private John Gray was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Irish Guards when he was killed in action in France on 18th May 1915.
Le Touret Memorial is located at the east end of Le Touret Military Cemetery, on the south side of the Bethune-Armentieres main road. From Bethune follow the signs for Armentieres until you are on the D171. Continue on this road through Essars and Le Touret village. Approximately 1 kilometre after Le Touret village and about 5 kilometres before you reach the intersection with the D947, Estaires to La Bassee road, the Cemetery lies on the right hand side of the road. The Memorial takes the form of a loggia surrounding an open rectangular court. The court is enclosed by three solid walls and on the eastern side by a colonnade. East of the colonnade is a wall and the colonnade and wall are prolonged northwards (to the road) and southwards, forming a long gallery. Small pavilions mark the ends of the gallery and the western corners of the court.