GRAY, Horace William [of Bingham]

Photo:Grays's decorating shop - as it appeared in the early 1970s

Grays's decorating shop - as it appeared in the early 1970s

Reg Baker

Photo:The builing today (January 2014)

The builing today (January 2014)

8th Btn Sherwood Foresters

Died c.1958

From a newscutting (source unknown), dated 1958

"The funeral took place at All Saints' Church, Bingham, on Wednesday, of Mr Horace William Gray of Alban House, Market Place, Bingham.  He was 68.

A native of Bingham, Mr gray was the owner of a family painting and decorating business established nearly a hundred years ago.

A member of the parish church choir since he was eight years old, Mr Gray served with the 8th Battalion The Sherwood Foresters throughout the 1914-18 war.

He was a former member of the Bingham Bowling club and of the local branch of the British Legion.

The funeral service, which was attended by a large number of mourners, was conducted by the Right Reverend A. Morris Gelsthorpe, assistant Bishop of Southwell and Rector of Bingham, assisted by Bishop B. Lasbrey and the Rev, T. Barrett.  The organist was Mr R. Collins.

The principal mourners were
Mrs W.H. Gray (widow)
Mr & Mrs W. Knight (brother-in-law and sister)
Mr & Mrs J. Vickers (son-in-law and daighter)
Mr & Mrs W. Goodchild (cousins)
Mrs O. Robinson (niece)
Mrs O.I. Buzzard (sister-in-law)
Miss J. Vickers (granddaughter)
Mr Frank Brown and Mr Richard Brown.

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