Mason Wilbur Gray – Major, United States Army

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Mason Wilbur Gray was born on 8 November 1886. During World War I, he served as Major, Infantry, Chief Intelligence Officer, 6th Division, American Expeditionary Forces. While serving in that capacity, he was killed in action in France on 5 November 1918. He was subsequently returned to the United States where he was buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery.

His wife, Beryl Evans Gray (9 December 1886-4 February 1956), who outlived him by 37 years and who never remarried, is buried with him.

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MAJOR M. W. MASON KILLED IN FRANCE

December 2, 1918

Major Mason W. Gray, assigned to the Intelligence Office of the 6th Division, died in France November 7, 1918 of wounds received in action according to notice received by his wife, Mrs. Beryl Gray, at Dobbs Ferry, New York, from the War Department.  Mrs. Gray believes some mistake has been made, for she thinks the office her husband held would not expose him to any great risks.

Major Gray was born in Michigan thirty-one years ago and was graduated at Michigan University. Seven years ago he took the regular examination and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Regular Army. He was stationed in Panama for three years and later saw service on the Mexican Border.  For some time prior to sailing for France, May 1 last, he was at the training camps at Syracuse and Charlotte.  He entered the Army Staff College abroad, was graduated with honors, and was made a member of the Federal Army Staff.  A brother, Major Elmore B. Gray, is in France.


GRAY, MASON W

  • MAJ ASST DIV CH OF MICH STAFF 6TH DIV WW
  • VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
  • DATE OF DEATH: 11/05/1918
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: 09/07/1921
  • BURIED AT: SECTION SOUTH  SITE LOT 4223
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

GRAY, BERYL E WID OF GRAY, MASON WILBUR

  • DATE OF BIRTH: 12/09/1886
  • DATE OF DEATH: 02/04/1956
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: 02/08/1956
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 4223 NH
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
  • WIFE OF MW GRAY – MAJ ASS DIV CHIEF OF STAFF 6TH DIV USA

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