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Person: GRAY, Dr R.W., F.Z.S., F.R.G.S.  (1864-1943)

Biographical summary of this person
Full name
Dr Robert Walker GRAY  F.Z.S., F.R.G.S.
Gender
male
Relevance of this person
zoologist and occasional lantern lecturer
Main period of activity
1920s-40s
Chronology
Date
Age
Event/activity
2 April 1911
46
census record
1911 Census of England and Wales, RG14/1185
– occupation “Medical Officer, Colonial Government Service”; staying at Hotel Russell, central London
29 December 1928
64
lecturer
Baloena mysticetus, the Greenland Whale: breathing, diving and other phenomena (lantern lecture, Exeter, Devon, England, 29 December 1928)
1929
~64
member
1 July 1943
78
died at
29 September 1943
archive entry
National Probate Calendar Index of Wills and Administrations, 1943 E-G p.488
Reference
The Western Morning News (1860- ? ) (8 July 1943), p. 4 col. 5
  –  report of death and inquest

“Dr and Mrs Gray had been married for about 30 years. In 1917 Dr Gray retired from the West African Medical Service, and they lived in London, later going to Exeter, where they lived until the air raid in May, 1942, since when they had resided at Haytor.

Dr Gray had done considerable Polar research work and while at Haytor had been writing his memoirs.”

Lucerna ID  6004882

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 4 April 2018

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