Second Lieutenant Patrick Grey

Second Lieutenant Patrick Riddle Grey, 15th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers ( attd 8th Battalion ). He was killed in action in France on 26th September 1916 during the Battle of the Somme and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Thiepval, Somme, France. He was the son of Major James Lilburn Grey and Beatrix Mary Grey ( nee Riddle ) of Moorside House, Tweedmouth. He was a keen rower and a member of the Berwick Amateur Rowing Club. He was educated at the Avenue Academy and the Heriot Watt College in Edinburgh studying mining engineering. In Edinburgh he had served with the Edinburgh University O.T.C. Engineer Unit. He was also a keen member of the Berwick Amateur Rowing Club. On the day he was killed the Battalion was in action in and around ” Mouquet Farm ” and ” High Trench “. During this period the Battalion suffered 4 Officers and 77 Other Ranks killed and 4 Officers and 225 Other Ranks wounded.

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