Born 2/9/1887. Husband of Henrietta Frances Gregson, of Sydney Mines, Cape Breton. Mother lived at 30 Wellington Street, Greenock. Had been employed by Armitage, chemist.
Harry Gregson, a native of Scotland, who died Feb. 16, 1917, was husband of Henrietta Francis Way of Sydney Mines.
Sydney Post, Feb. 17, 1917: Funeral from Ross Hospital
The first funeral from the Ross Military Hospital was held yesterday afternoon when the remains of Private Harry Gregson, one of the heroes of the war, who died from injuries received in France. He was taken from the hospital to his home at Sydney Mines for interment.
The short funeral service held at the hospital was conducted by Rev. Mr. Godfrey. Six of the comrades of the deceased acted as pall bearers and the guard of honor from the 94th regiment led the cortege. Those of the convalescent soldiers sufficiently able, followed the hearse. Mayor O'Neil and Major MacKeigan also walked with the remains from the hospital.
It was a most impressive sight to see these men, all of them invalids themselves, follow the body of their comrade to honor his great sacrifice.
Pte. Gregson was for some months a patient at Moore Barracks Hospital, England. The doctors there were not very hopeful of recovery, and in fact, marveled at his almost superhuman vitality, and his fight for life.
It gives perhaps the one touch of regret that the one who had fought so well in the service of his country could not have lived to serve his country by living. Such men are not easily spared.
The coffin was draped with the union jack, with a wreath from the matron, Miss Ross, Mayor O'Neil, assistant nurses and comrades. When the coffin was placed in the hearse, the soldier's great coat containing all his effects, his cap, his cane, were placed on it.
The funeral march was played as the cortage passed down Charlotte Street, the guard pacing the march with arms reversed and heads bowed. Interment will take place at Sydney Mines on Sunday.