GRAY, Andrew

Known as: 
Dolly
Rank: 
Fusilier
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Scots Fusiliers
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
3185419
Honours & Awards: 
Andrew Gray MM 2 Commando
Fusilier Andrew Gray, 5 troop, was awarded the M.M., in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy [1].
 
Recommendation
Gulf of Salerno 13 Sep 43.
On 13 Sept 43 on the Dragone Hill Fusilier Gray was with the forward section, and when the position had been outflanked attacked the enemy together with Pte. Humble [more....], and dislodged the enemy from the top of the forward ridge with hand grenades. Throughout the heavy enemy attack on the hill Fus. Gray showed great coolness and slowed down the enemy's progress for several hours. Fus. Gray was later severely wounded on the hill [2].
 
Andrew Gray, a married man aged about 31 from Craigmillar in Edinburgh, had been with 2 Commando from the early days serving in 5 troop. In 1942 whilst No.2 Commando were based in Ayr, he was billeted at 7 Craigie Avenue, Ayr. He was a Regular Soldier, previous employments being as a Miner/Labourer [3].
 
Sources
[1] London Gazette Supp. 36327, page 257.
[2] National Archives file WO373/4/160.
[3] Troop notebook kept by LSgt Joe Rogers MM of 5 Troop.
[3] CVA Gallery 5 Troop photos.
 

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