Lance Corporal Lewis Gray

Service number WX421
Birth Date 26 April 1913
Death Date 27 April 1941
Death Place At sea: Nearest landform, At sea (off Leonidio, Greece)
Final Rank Lance Corporal
Service Australian Army
Unit 19th Training Battalion (Infantry) attached HMT Slamat
Place At sea (off Leonidio, Greece)
Conflict/Operation Second World War, 1939-1945
Description

Lewis Gray enlisted to the Second Australian Imperial Force on 7 November 1939. He served in Palestine, Egypt and Libya with 2/11 Australian Infantry Battalion as a Private, and was in the front line of fighting at both Bardia and Tobruk. Gray was later promoted to Lance Corporal and transferred to 19 Training Battalion (Infantry) attached to the vessel HMT Slamat. On 27 April 1941, while the Allied forces were evacuating Greece, Lewis Gray was killed in action off the coast of Leonidio, Greece. He is commemorated at Athens Memorial, Greece.

Rolls

  • Roll of Honour:

    Unit
    19th Training Battalion (Infantry) attached HMT Slamat
    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
    Rank
    Lance Corporal

Timeline

Date of birth 26 April 1913
Date of enlistment 07 November 1939
Date of death 27 April 1941