Second Lieutenant John Blumer, 283rd Battery, Royal Field Artillery. He died of wounds in France on 26th September 1916 during the Battle of the Somme aged 21. He was the son of William Gray of Sunderland and is buried in Bronfay Military Cemetery, Bray-Sur-Somme, Somme, France. The standard artillery piece of the Field Artillery was the 18 pounder field gun which used both high explosive and shrapnel shells. The photographs show Batteries in action.