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   Acting Sub Lieutenant (E) George Gray
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 07/02/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: HMS Rajputana, Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve (British Navy)
Date Of Birth: 07/04/1915
Died: 13/04/1941 (Died at Sea)
Age: 26
Summary      
George Gray was the son of James and Emma Gray. He was born 7th April 1915 in the Dungannon area. George Gray served with the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve during World War Two. In April 1041 he was serving aboard H.M.S. Rajputana, an armed merchant cruiser. At 07.43 hours on 13th April 1941, HMS Rajputana was hit and sunk by a torpedo from a U-boat west of Reykjavik, Iceland. 42 men died in the attack.
Further Information
George Gray was the son of James and Emma Gray. James Gray and Emma Belshaw were married on 24th December 1913 in the Belfast area.
George Gray was born 7th April 1915 in the Dungannon area.
Known family: James Gray, Emma Gray, George Gray (born 7th April 1915. Dungannon).
George Gray served with the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve during World War Two.
In April 1041 he was serving aboard H.M.S. Rajputana, an armed merchant cruiser.
HMS Rajputana
At 07.43 hours on 13th April 1941, HMS Rajputana was hit and sunk by a torpedo from a U-boat west of Reykjavik, Iceland. She had been the ship of convoy commodore C.T.O. Richardson, in convoy HX-117 but was then dispatched to patrol the Strait of Denmark.
Of a crew of 325. 283 survivors were picked up by HMS Legion and landed at Reykjavik. 42 men died in the attack.
Acting Sub Lieutenant George Gray has no known grave and is commemorated on Panel 4 of the Liverpool Naval Memorial.
Liverpool Naval Memorial - Panel 4
Liverpool Naval Memorial - Panel 4
The CWGC record Acting Sub Lieutenant George Gray as the son of James and Emma Gray of Dungannon, County Tyrone.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Dungannon area Dungannon Central Lived in Dungannon area 54.505126 -6.767672
References and Links
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1 Photobucket - Liverpool Naval Mem Liverpool Naval Memorial - photos of all panels
2 Uboat.net - HMS Rajputana Details of HMS Rajputana
3 Wrecksite.eu - HMS Rajputana Brief details of George Gray
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2020