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Leonard Henry Russell Gray

Birth
Ipswich, Ipswich Borough, Suffolk, England
Death 15 Sep 1914
Sri Lanka
Burial Kandy, Central, Sri Lanka
Plot Grave Reference:I. A. 2.
Memorial ID 100006835 · View Source
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Casualty of the Great War,Leonard was a Lance Sergeant in the Ceylon Planters Rifle Corps. Service No:1778.

He was born at Rushmere, Ipswich the son of the Rev. A. W. and Helen Eliza Gray of Furze Croft, Nacton Rd., Ipswich.He was 21.


The Ceylon Planters Rifle Corps (CPRC) was created from British volunteers and based at Kandy until October 1914 when they were deployed in defence of the Suez Canal. Lance Sergeant Gray was the only soldier buried at Kandy War Cemetery until the Second World War, when a further 200 burials were made. (In 1915, CPRC's 8 officers and 229 other ranks, were attached to the ANZAC Corps at Gallipoli. 80 were killed and a further 99 wounded)


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  • Originally Created by: geoffrey gillon
  • Added: 1 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100006835
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Leonard Henry Russell Gray (unknown–15 Sep 1914), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100006835, citing Kandy War Cemetery, Kandy, Central, Sri Lanka ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .