GEORGE WILLIAM GRAVES 1897–1968
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
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
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.
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
George applied for a disability pension after the war but his pension record card is incomplete and no details of any disability or pension are given.
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