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Name: Everett Reginald Gray Rank: Private Service No: F57558 Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Army Service Corps Date of Birth: March 11, 1917 Place of Birth: Kemptville, Yarmouth Co., NS Date of Enlistment: September 17, 1943 Place of Enlistment: Halifax, NS Age at Enlistment: 26 Height: 5 feet, 2 ¾ inches Weight: 114 lbs. Eyes: Grey Hair: Brown Marital Status: Single Trade: Farmer Religion: Baptist Next of Kin: Lottie Gray (Mother) Kemptville, NS Date of Death: June 7, 1944 Age at Death: 27 Cemetery: Kemptville (Hatfield Memorial Cemetery) Nova Scotia, Canada Grave Reference: Plot 70. Grave 1. Commemorated on page 321 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance This page is displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on July 7 Not listed on the Yarmouth War Memorial A quiet young man of clean appearance and slight build, Everett was the son of Reginald Rozee Gray and Lottie Gray of Kemptville, Nova Scotia, and brother of Victor, Edith, Amy, Helen and Carrie. He attended the Kemptville school, completing grade 8 at the age of fourteen. He left school to work on the farm with his father. In the twelve years prior to his enlistment he spent working on the family farm. He cut wood and drove a team of horses in the woods during winter months, and did the repair work on the farm. Everett liked hunting, fishing, skating and swimming. His plan was to return to the farm in Kemptville on completion of his military service. He was taken on strength at No. 6 District Depot, Canadian Army at Halifax on September 18, 1943. He was admitted to the Halifax Military Hospital on October 13, 1943 and discharged on November 9, 1943. He was granted Sick Furlough from November 9 to December 6, 1943 and returned to No. 6 Depot until his transfer to Camp Borden, Ontario on February 10, 1944. At Camp Borden, Everett began training for service with the Canadian Army Service Corps. On February 17, he was admitted to the Camp Borden Military Hospital and transferred to Christie St. Hospital in Toronto, Ontario on April 4, 1944. He was then transferred to Camp Hill Hospital, Halifax on April 28, 1944. He died of acute military tuberculosis on June 7, 1944. His body was returned to Kemptville, Yarmouth Co., for burial in the Hatfield Memorial Cemetery. Sources and Information:
Everett Reginald Gray
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