Fray, Matthew –

Son of Lincoln and Clara Fray, of 45, Greendale Road, Port Sublight, Birkenhead, Cheshire. Native of Kearsley, Lancashire. An old boy of the Hollands School. A Farnworth man who went down with HMS Viknor, an armed merchant cruiser, off the north coast of Ireland. Body not recovered for burial.

Personal details

  • Surname: Fray
  • Forename: Matthew
  • Date of birth: June 13th, 1895
  • Birth place: Not known
  • Place of residence: Not known
  • Gender: Male
  • Age of death: 19
  • Place of death: Not known
  • Date of death: January 13th, 1915
  • Casualty type: Not known

Service details

  • Rank: Able Seaman
  • Unit: HMS Viknor.
  • Service number: Mersey 4/49 (Dev)
  • Regiment: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
  • Enlistment date: August 11th, 1914 - 1914-08-11
  • Enlistment location: Not known
  • Conflict: WW1


  • Service medals: St / V / BW
  • Silver War badge: Not known
  • Awards: Not known


Local newspaper entries

  • Farnworth and Worsley Journal entries: 26/02/1915

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