Son of Fredrick and Letitia Dray, of Auckland; husband of Elsie Dray, of Leamington, Cambridge
Listed as A.W.M. Dray on the Cambridge War Memorial
Marched in and posted to C Company, 30th Reinforcements with rank of private, Trentham Camp, Upper Hutt, 26 July 1917. Transferred to C Company, 31st Reinforcements, 18 August 1917. Transferred to Featherston Camp Details, Featherston Camp, Wairarapa, 24 October 1917. Proceeded overseas from Wellington with 33rd Reinforcements on board HMNZT 'Athenic', 31 December 1917.
Disembarked Glasgow, Scotland, 25 February 1918; marched into No 4 Camp and taken on strength, Composite (Canterbury & Otago) Reserve Battalion, Larkhill, Wiltshire, 26 February 1918. Marched out to New Zealand Rifle Brigade Reserve Depot, Brocton, Staffordshire, 28 February 1918.
Proceeded overseas to France, 28 April 1918.
Disembarked and marched in to New Zealand Infantry and General Base Depot, Etaples, France, 30 April 1918. Taken on strength 2nd Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade, and posted to D Company, in the field, 3 May 1918.
Admitted to No 3 New Zealand Field Ambulance, in the field, 2 July 1918 (sick); discharged from No 3 New Zealand Field Ambulance and rejoined unit, in the field, 8 July 1918.
Reported by Battalion headquarters on 31 August 1918 to have gone missing in action on 26 August 1918; previously reported missing, now reported on 7 September 1918 by Reverend J H Smith (attached to 2nd Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade), to have been killed in action and buried near Bapaume on 26 August 1918.
Parents: Fredrick and Letitia Dray, Auckland; Wife: Elsie Dray, of Leamington, Cambridge AWMM