|Name/Alias||Henry WRAY, C.M.G.|
|Birth date and place||1 Jan 1826 Demerara, South America (now Republic of Guyana).|
|Baptism date and place||Unknown.|
|Civil Census Residences||Pall Mall St James, Westminster, London (1841).|
High Street, Banks Terrace, Sheerness, Kent (1851).
15 Undercliff Terrace, St Leonards-on-Sea, Hastings, Sussex (1861 Mrs Mary and Louisa Wray).
Eden Street Seminary, Kingston, Surrey (1861 Mary and Catherine Wray).
1 Nile Terrace, New Road, Rochester, Kent (1871).
101 Comeragh Road, Fulham, London (1891).
|Profession||Officer in the British Army, Corps of Royal Engineers.|
Lieutenant Governor of Jersey, Channel Islands.
|Decorations||C.M.G. (Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George).|
|Marriage date and place||18 May 1848 King’s Chapel, Gibraltar.|
|Children||Mary b.1849, Gibraltar.|
Alice b.1850 (d.1851 at sea), Chelsea, Middlesex, England.
Catherine b.1852 Fremantle, Western Australia.
Henry b.1855 (d.1855), Fremantle, Western Australia.
Louisa b.1859, Pimlico, London.
Charles Drinkwater b.1862, Hythe, Kent.
|Death date and place||6 Apr 1900 “Orotava”, Grosvenor Road, Bournemouth, Hampshire.|
Cause of Death: Pneumonia.
|Burial date and place||Unknown.|
|Will and Probate||14 May 1900 Probate, London Registry. Effects £667 13s. 10d.|
|Death Notices & Obituaries||London Times 9 Apr 1900.|
|ARMY SERVICE DETAILS|
|Corps and Company||Royal Engineers.|
|Service No. and Rank||2nd Lieutenant, from Cadet Company.|
|Attestation date and place||20 Dec 1843 Woolwich, Kent.|
|Service at Home & Abroad||See WO25-3913 in sidebar.|
|Promotions||2nd Lieutenant 20 Dec 1843.|
1st Lieutenant 1 Apr 1846.
2nd Captain 17 Feb 1854.
1st Captain 29 Oct 1856.
Major 18 Nov 1864.
Lieutenant Colonel 6 Jul 1869.
Colonel Brevet 6 Jul 1872.
Colonel 27 Feb 1876.
Major General 26 Apr 1882.
Lieutenant General 5 Nov 1887.
|Courts Martial (and type)||None.|
|Discharge date and place||5 Nov 1887 Jersey, Channel Islands.|
|Length of Service||43 years 320 days.|
Retirement Pay: £700 per annum.
|Statement of Services Reference||WO25-3913-157.|
|Additional Details||Discover more of the story of Henry Wray, colony-builder.|
|ARRIVAL IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival dates||Dep. Woolwich 10 Sep 1851. Arr. Fremantle 18 Dec 1851.|
Letter written by Wray to Hutchinson dated 4 Jul 1851 [Acc 4436A State Library WA].
|Occupations post-arrival in WA||Captain of Royal Sappers & Miners.|
Supervised the construction of the Convict Establishment (Fremantle Prison).
Acting Comptroller General of Convicts 26 Feb 1856 to 1 Feb 1858.
|Subscriptions to Funds||Nightingale Fund £1 0s. 0d. January 1857.|
|Departure date and destination||4 Feb 1858 Fremantle for Colombo and London.|