MATTHEW FRAY 

Matthew FRAY
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number:Mersey 4/49.
Regiment: H.M.S. "Viknor." Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Killed In Action Wednesday 13th January 1915
Age 19
County Memorial Port Sunlight
Commemorated\Buried Plymouth Naval Memorial
CountryUnited Kingdom

Matthew's Story.

Birkenhead News, Saturday, February 6, 1915.

Port Sunlight Lad Lost.

Port Sunlight mourns the loss of a gallant young sailor. Mathew Fray, who was only 19 years of age and resided at 45 Greendale Road, Port Sunlight, joined the Naval Volunteers at the outbreak of the war, and was a participant at the siege of Antwerp with the Naval Brigade. On returning home he had orders to join the Viknor. He worked for a short time at Messrs, Lever Brothers, Ltd., Port Sunlight, but tiring of life on shore, he went to sea with the Harrison and Alfred Holt (Blue Funnel) Lines for a period of two years. A memorial service will be held on Sunday morning at Bebington, Wesleyan Church, where for many years Seaman Fray was a regular attendant.