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Name: Benjamin Horton MacGray Rank: Private Regimental Number: 1069987 Battalion: 249th Battalion/15th Reserve Battalion Date of Birth: September 19, 1892 Place of Birth: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Trade or Calling: Freight Car Inspector Marital Status: Married Place of Enlistment: Quebec City, Quebec Date of Enlistment: January 21, 1918 Address at Enlistment: Springfield, Mass. US Age at Enlistment: 26 Height: 5 Feet 4 1/2 Inches Complexion: dark Eyes: grey Hair: brown Marital Status: Married Trade: Freight Car Inspector Religion: Baptist Next of Kin: Gladys E. MacGray, (Wife) Melbourne, YarmouthCo,, NS Date of Death: April 3, 1918 Age at Death: 25 Cause of Death: Died of pneumonia Cemetery: Aldershot Military Cemetery, Hampshire, UK Plot: AA. C23. Commemorated on Page 458 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on September 30 Benjamin MacGray was the son Andrew and Julie MacGray, and husband of Gladys MacGray of Melbourne, Yarmouth Co., NS. He departed Canada on the SS Saxonia February 18, 1918 and arrived in Liverpool England on Mrach 3, 1918. In England he became severely ill with measles and developed broncho- pneumonia. He was sent to the Military Isolation Hospital at Aldershot, England where he died April 3, 1918. Canadian Virtual War Memorial
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