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Doug Gray photos

Doug Gray WW2 Photos 7th Green Howards

Best pal Ike Rawson KIA at Nijmegen

Best pal Ike Rawson KIA at Nijmegen


Ike's war grave together with Bill Parkinson

Topper's ice cream parlour 

Topper's ice cream parlour


Doug Gray in later years

Doug Gray in later years, war story podcast, WW2



Bridlington free press cuttings 

Bridlington free press cuttings -


Bridlington free press cuttings -


1990C - D Gray WW2 veteran in TV interview 



Son, Doug Gray, with a display he created in France at a local commemorative ceremony to mark 'Peace in Europe1945' - 70 yrs on.


Taken in Hull before we moved to France in 1940.
Back row, left to right:
Ack Ack Arthur Phillips, Jimmy Ogle OB
Front row left to right:
Derek Brown, was badly wounded in head.
O’Bearn Ryan MC, killed in Burma.
Doug Gray OB



1940 Oct - The Duty Chucks - Jack, Alan, Tom 


1940 October -  On my left Tommy Farr





Probably Limassol 1941


1942 C - Poss Egypt or North Africa


1942 Nov 25 -North Africa with Nazi flags - Taken in Fly Valley, Alamein, just after the breakthrough by Capt Slibe - Souvenirs of the 90th Light



1943C -North Africa with Nazi flags 2


Sicily WW2

1943 August -  Cooks in Sicily - Two cooks at our 24hr rest camp 2 miles from Jerry in Catania


1943 July 24 - Graves of Capt W Stobo 162423 and Mick Pinder 4393199 buried near Lentini, within 200 yards of Ush - The best officer we had


1943 Sicily - eating grapes 


1943 Sicily - smoke from shells  


2 Nov1944 - Graves of Sgt Isaac (Ike) Rawson 4392434 and Pte W Parkinson Unknown 4341211 buried Arnhem.



1944 Normandy campaign

The Dog mascot


1944C Tom Foolery in Normandy 


Getting married to Bids


1945 - Buckingham Palace - Award for Gallantry- Military Medal 


Below: 1946C - A few of the boys taken at early Green Howards meeting after the war in Bridlington.

Left to Right

Arthur Brown
Terry Bacon OB
Eddy Foster OB
Doug Gray OB
Clive Brocklesby OB
Brian Baxter OB
Chris Nichols
Jim Plowright OB
Jacky Morris
Brother Albert Grey OB
Harry Lawson


Victory Parade 1947