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Benjamin Horton MacGray   Regiment: Canadian Infantry Battalion: 249th Battalion/15th Reserve Battalion Regimental Number: 1069987 Date of Birth: September 19, 1892 Place of Birth: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Trade or Calling: Freight Car Inspector Marital Status: Married Place of Enlistment: Quebec City, Quebec Date of Enlistment: January 21, 1918 Address at Enlistment: Springfield, Mass. USA   Age at Enlistment: 26 Height: 5 Feet 4 1/2 Inches Saw service in: Great Britain   Religion: Baptist Next of Kin: Gladys E. MacGray, wife, of General Delivery, Melbourne, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Benjamin MacGray was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew MacGray, of Melbourne, Yarmouth Co., Nova Scotia.  In England he became ill with measles and developed broncho-pneumonia. He was sent to the Military Isolation Hospital, Aldershot, England where he died April 3, 1918. Saw service in: Great Britain       Date of Death: April 3, 1918 Age at Death: 26 Cause of Death: Died of pneumonia Buried at: Aldershot Military Cemetery, Hampshire, United Kingdom Plot:  AA. C23.   There are 690 First World War graves in the cemetery, the earliest bears the date 5th August 1914, and the latest 11th August 1921. Many of these graves are in plot AF. The 129 Second World War graves are in groups in various plots, the largest group in plot A containing 86 graves.  Commemorated on Page 458 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. This page is displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on September 30
Private Benjamin Horton MacGray
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