Fonds F 4383
1 centimetre of textual records
Fonds consists of letters created and received by members of the Gray family that relate to the World War I experiences of brothers Charles (Charlie) and Walter (Wally) Gray. Some of the letters were written by the brothers to their family members; others were received by Charlie and Wally from their mother Emily, and from their siblings and friends. There are also letters received by Emily that relate to her son Charlie's death at Ypres. The letters are not all dated, but are arranged in chronological order as closely as possible. Fonds also includes a commemorative scroll presented posthumously to Private Charles Gray, who died at Ypres on 3 June 1916.
Fonds also consists of photographs of Gray family members taken prior to Charlie and Wally Gray's departure from Toronto to fight in the war, and a photograph of Charlie's gravesite at Lijssenthoek Cemetery in Belgium.
The Gray family of Toronto, Ontario included several sons who engaged in military service with the Canadian Expeditionary Forces during World War I.
Click on the link(s) below for more information.
No further accruals are expected.
Accession numbers: 42250, 42254.
To view these records, order using reference code F 4383 and barcodes B410680 (photographs) and B299845.