Fonds F 4383

Gray family fonds

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Gray family fonds
Dates of Creation
Physical Description

1 centimetre of textual records

5 photographs

Scope and Content

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.

Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

The Gray family of Toronto, Ontario included several sons who engaged in military service with the Canadian Expeditionary Forces during World War I.

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Gray (family)

Restrictions on Access
No restrictions on access.
Terms For Use and Reproduction
Copyright has been transferred to the Archives of Ontario by the donors. There are no restrictions on reproduction. Permission of the Archives of Ontario is required for publication; submit a Request for Permission to Publish, Exhibit or Broadcast Form.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Gray family fonds was donated to the Archives of Ontario in 2001 by Walter C. Gray and Ronald C. Gray.

No further accruals are expected.

Former Codes

Accession numbers: 42250, 42254.

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