GREGORY Fleming Clement (Dick)

 

About Fleming Gregory

Fleming Clement Gregory, nicknamed Dick, was born in 1880 in Glamorgan Wales. He enlisted in the armed forces and served with the British Army in India for 10 years.

Broome Connection

Dick’s brother Ancel Gregory arrived in Broome around 1904 as second officer on the SS Charon. He left the marine service to take up pearling and within two years was manager of C.N. Murphy’s fleet of 28 pearling vessels.  Dick arrived in Broome in 1908, and the first time he sailed out in a lugger he was caught in a cyclone. Despite this he stayed in Broome and with his brother bought four luggers and established Gregory & Co. In 1914 Dick went to England for a holiday and war broke out. With the pearling markets closed Dick enlisted with his old cavalry unit.

War Service

Dick enlisted with his old unit, the 3rd County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters). This unit served in Gallipoli in an unmounted role, and then retuned to Egypt in December 1915, after the Allied forces left Gallipoli. The brigade continued to serve in India, and Dick was transferred to the Imperial Camel Corps. He died of wounds while serving in Egypt on the 29th November 1917 and was buried at the Convent Garden Cemetery, Ramleh, Palestine.

Awards

11 Military Cross — Acting-Capt. Fleming Clement Gregory. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He handled his company with great determination throughout the action, and was responsible for the capture of two enemy machine guns. He set a fine example to his menLondon Gazette, 20th April 1917

Enlistment Details

Newspaper Articles

 

Other Online Resources

View Fleming Gregory at the Australian War Memorial
Extract from Redbill: From Pearls to Peace

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