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b. 10/10/1905 Dagenham, Essex. d. 11/09/1932 Bechuanaland (now Botswana), Africa.
DATE OF EM ACTION: 08/1932 Bechuanaland (now Botswana), Africa.
Reginald was one of two children born to Thomas and Maude Gray in Dagenham, Essex in October 1905. He had a younger sister born two years later. Little else is known about his childhood and education, but on 23rd September 1928 he married Amelia Lilian Denham at St Mary the Virgin Church, Walthamstow. He became a overseas diplomat, and was a Clerk to a local magistrate in Bechuanaland (now Botswana) at the time of his death.
Whilst on an expedition in August last Mr. Gray attempted to save a comrade from a wounded lion. Mr. Gray, who had as his only weapon an empty shot gun, without hesitation clubbed the lion which had attacked his companion, until the gun broke. He then tried, while kicking the animal, to pull it away with his hands. The lion was eventually shot by a third person. Mr. Gray died a few days later, as a result of shock.
BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.
LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.