Ray, William W. MM


War Service:

WILLIAM W. RAY, Military Medal Lieutenant 'E' Company 57 Battalion, County of London Home Guard was killed together with Lieutenant Albert Edward Henry Smith, Sergt. Ernest Alfred Tarr and Corporal F C Lucas and Lieutenant Charles Christopher Pacy when their Headquarters at Brockley Road School was destroyed by a Flying Bomb on 19 June 1944.

He is buried in Hither Green Cemetery

Location of Memorial:

He is also remembered on the memorial at St. Hilda's Church, Crofton Park.

Son of Michael and Julia Margaret Ray; husband of Beatrice Dorothy Elsie Ray, of Hove, Sussex. Formerly Q.M.S. 2nd Bn. The Durham Light Infantry in the 1914-18 War. His son, Maurice Edward Michael, also died on service. His son P/O M.E.M. RAY, R.A.F. Formerly Home Guard Killed 2.3.1945 aged 21 is buried in Belgium.

Contributed By: Mick Ackrill

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