Gordon Evelyn Elliott Gray

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Lieutenant Gordon Evelyn Elliott Gray, Royal Navy (19 December, 1887 – 1 November, 1914) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

One of his Service Records has his name as "Eliott", but the other has two ells and a checkmark above which I infer means that this was confirmed to be correct.

Life & Career

Gray was the youngest son of Lieutenant-Colonel M. A. Gray of Bedford.[1]

His early career placed him in the armoured cruisers Hogue, Suffolk, Kent and Roxburgh before he was appointed to Leviathan on 7 February, 1906.

Gray was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 July, 1907.

In February, 1909 he received his first submarine appointment, to C 5. He remained in her until being appointed in command of the diminutive A 4 in January, 1911. Later in the year, he would take command of the larger C 10, where he would remain until August 1912.

Gray was appointed to the armoured cruiser H.M.S. Good Hope as assistant navigator in August, 1914. He was among those killed when the ship was lost at the Battle of Coronel on 1 November, 1914.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Ernald G. H. Master
Captain of H.M.S. A 4
11 Jan, 1911[2] – 25 Jul, 1911
Succeeded by
Geoffrey S. White
Preceded by
Samuel M. G. Gravener
Captain of H.M.S. C 10
25 Jul, 1911[3] – 15 Aug, 1912
Succeeded by
George C. Street


  1. "Deaths" (Deaths). The Times. Saturday, 21 November, 1914. Issue 40703, col B, p. 1.
  2. The Monthly Navy List. (March, 1911). p. 344.
  3. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 385.