Project Description

GEORGE WILLIAM GRAVES 1897–1968

Royal navy

Brother to Harold and Henry

Born 9th May 1897 in Southwell

Married in 1920 to Beatrice E Padgett

Children Gwendolin, Sheila, Marjorie and John

Died in September 1968 age 73

1901 Census

Age three living with father Henry Edmund, 30, a brick maker, mother Kate, sisters Jessie E. 11, Mabel, 10, Kate 8 and brothers Henry Edmund 5 and Harold, age 1. They lived at The Harlequin, Radcliffe on Trent

1911 Census 

Age 13 at school and living with parents Henry and Kate, brothers Henry 15, Harold 11, Sidney 6 and sisters Lilian Mary 8, Violet 3 and Elsie 8 months. They lived in a five roomed house at The Harlequin, Radcliffe on Trent.

Military Service

Rank: Able Seaman from 1.2.16

Service Number: Z/4486

Military Unit: Anson Battalion, 63rd (Royal Naval) Division, then Hawke Battalion from March 1918

Theatre of War: France and Flanders, date of entry 6.9.16

25.10.15: Enlisted: height 5ft 5ins, chest 33ins, complexion fair, hair auburn, eyes blue, unable to swim,  civil employment farm labourer. Next of kin Henry Graves, The Harlequin, Radcliffe on Trent.

06.11.15: Attached to 5th Battalion

30.12.15: Drafted from 5th Bn to 7th Reserves, Blandford Camp, Dorset

22.1.16: Admitted to Portland hospital from Blandford

27.2.16: Discharged from hospital

06.9.16: Disembarked Boulogne, France

07.9.16: Drafted to Anson Battalion, British Expeditionary Force

30.10.17: Leave to U.K. to 9.11.17

03.12.17: Admitted 3 Canadian General Hospital , Boulogne, injury left ankle

30.11.17: Invalided U.K. ulcer left ankle. Admitted to military hospital Chatham

19.12.17: Rejoined Anson Bn, Belgium

23.3.18: Transferred to Hawke Battalion

25.8.18: Gun shot wound, left groin

26.8.18: Admitted 1 South Africa General Hospital, Abbeville

30.8.18: Admitted Norfolk War Hospital, Thorpe, Norwich. Wound in groin, next of kin informed

15.10.18: Furlough to 24.10.18.

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register

The Harlequin, Radcliffe on Trent

From the 1922 Electoral Register

Address: The Harlequin, Radcliffe on Trent

Household: parents Henry and Kate, and brothers George, Harold and Henry jnr

From the 1939 Register

Address: No 7 Council Houses, Bingham Road, Radcliffe on Trent

Occupation: general labourer

Household: living with wife Florence.

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Lived in Radcliffe on Trent