Fred Bray (c.1879-1918)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

BRAY, FRED. Private. No 39601. 2/4th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Brother of Mrs M. A. Kemp, 316 Vicarage Road, Longwood. A very tragic incident affecting the life of the late soldier was the accidental burning to death of his wife in September, 1917, whilst descending the bedroom stairs at their home at Leymoor, Golcar. This disaster was brought about by a lighted taper which she carried slipping and igniting her flannelette nightdress. He was a senior partner in the firm of Messrs Bray and Smith, rag grinders, Leymoor, Golcar. Was a member of the Longwood Conservative Club. Embarked for France in January, 1917. Killed in action, 1.6.1918, aged 38 years. Buried BIENVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 21, Row B, Grave 2.
ROH:- St. John's Church, Golcar.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission