Gregory, Reuben Henry

Captain / 9th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby) Regiment

Died on 09 June 1917

Reuben Gregory was the son of Reverend William and Florence Gregory.  His father was a solicitor who then became a Clerk in Holy Orders. Reuben Gregory had an elder brother at CH (1892/8) who became a Donation Governor and served both Trinity House and the Admiralty.  His father died in 1910 and in 1911 he was living with his mother whose occupation was described as ‘boarding house keeper’.

He was a maths scholar at Hertford College, Oxford and took a 1st class degree.  He also won the Junior Johnson mathematical scholarship.  He was in the OTC at both CH and Oxford.  Shortly after the outbreak of war he was gazetted on 16 September 1914 2nd Lieutenant 9th battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby) Regiment. He went to France in July 1915.

He was wounded in August 1915 and served in Egypt in early 1916 before being returned to France in July 1916.  In September 1916, by which time he had been promoted to Captain, he was awarded the Military Cross for conspicuous gallantry in action near Thiepval.  He was killed in action on 9 June 1917 near Ypres and his body was never recovered.

Rueben Gregory is also commemorated on the Hertford College, Oxford war memorial.

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Mathematical scholarship to Hertford College, Oxford