NOSTALGIA: The short life of a Great War hero

Grandfather of Tim and Dave Rudwick, Harold, is pictured on his horse.  Courtesy of the Rudwick Collection

Grandfather of Tim and Dave Rudwick, Harold, is pictured on his horse. Courtesy of the Rudwick Collection

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William George Gray was just 17 when he left his Cocking home and enlisted in the Royal Field Artillery as a driver soon after war was declared.

He could not have imagined the horror which awaited him when he said goodbye to his mother and father, Loveden and Alice Gray, at their home, 193 Cocking on the corner of Crypt Lane.

The family had moved to Cocking from Chichester when Loveden got a job as a maltster.

 

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