is with deep regret that the Ministry of Defence has
to confirm that Sergeant Stuart Robert Tennant Gray
of the 1st Battalion The Black Watch was killed by a
suicide car-bomb attack on a vehicle check-point in
Iraq on 4 November 2004. Aged 31, he was married with
two children, and came from Dunfermline, Fife. Sergeant
Gray had served twelve years in the Army. He was educated
at Pitcorthie Primary School and Woodmill High School.
following statement was issued by the family on behalf
of Mrs Mary Gray, Sergeant Gray's mother:
is obviously deeply shocked by the news of the death
of her son, yet that sadness is tinged with her pride
in a much loved son who was a member of his local
Regiment. He was an experienced and professional soldier,
a loving husband, father, son and brother, and a proud
member of the Black Watch. Her thoughts are also with
the families of Privates Lowe and McArdle, and the
other Black Watch soldiers injured in the same incident;
as well as her daughter-in-law, Wendy, her family,
and two gorgeous grand-children: Kirstin aged twelve,
and Darren, ten."
media are requested to respect his family's privacy
at this very difficult time.
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