WRAY, David Cecil

1918 - 2005

David Cecil Wray was born at Newcastle-upon-Tyne on 5 April 1918, son of Henry Cecil Wray (11 December 1878-12 January 1957), an army major, and his wife Bessie Philipson (18 June 1887-16 November 1975), younger daughter of Joseph Atkinson Philipson, who married at The Cathedral, Newcastle-upon-Tyne on 13 November 1909 and in 1939 were living at Ling Moor, Swinderley Lane, North Kesteven, Lincolnshire. In 1938 David was a 2nd Lieut. in the Royal Artillery and in 1940 awarded the Military Cross for gallantry during the Second World War. An associate member of Ipswich Art Club 1945-1947 and exhibited from his lodgings at 54 High Street, Ipswich in 1944, two works 'The Challenge' and 'The Cockatoo' and in 1945, two oil paintings 'Still Life' and 'Tripartite Pack' and three watercolours 'Twelfth Night', 'Cromwell's Saints' and 'One More'. He married at Colchester, Essex in 1957, Rosemary Helen Thursfield (born 1933). David Cecil Wray died in Beaconsfield Hospital in Buckinghamshire on 16 May 2005, being survived by his wife Rosemary and their two children, Elizabeth and Andrew.