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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.

We are actively seeking information regarding both the Major and his wife.


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.

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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


Posted: 16 May  2004  Updated: 15 September 2004 Updated: 25 September 2007
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MW Gray Gravesite PHOTO April 2004
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 23 April 2004