Edmund, William and Lumley Gray
Peter Court wrote to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission about his grandfather Edmund Gray and his brothers William and Lumley Gray.
“Edmund, William and Lumley Gray, were volunteer South African troopers inside Ladysmith during the Siege of Ladysmith, a battle of the South African War (Anglo-Boer War). On occasions when the Boers were not shelling the town too fiercely they played cricket for their regimental team, the Border Mounted Rifles, regularly challenging other volunteer units and British regiments.
”The older brother, Captain William Gray, went on to take part in the First World War and was killed in 15 July 1916 at the Battle of Delville Wood in the Somme offensive, where South African soldiers held the wood in a particularly bloody fight.
“His grave is at the Sucrerie Military Cemetery, Colin-Camp, France.”