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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.

 

EGM CITATION:

 

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.

 

 

 

Reginald Henry Montague

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