GEORGE WILLIAM GRAVES 1897–1964
Brother to Harold and Henry
Born 9th May 1897 in Southwell
Married in 1927 to Florence Carnell
Children: John E born 1927
Died in September 1964 age 67 Leics.
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 house with five rooms 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. He appears to have received £25 in full compensation on 18 July 1919.
Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register
The Harlequin, Radcliffe on Trent
Address: The Harlequin, Radcliffe
Employment: coal carter for H Walker Coal Merchant, Radcliffe
Household: father Henry, chemical worker, Boots Chemists, mother Kate, brothers Henry, coal carter, Harold, nurseryman for Herbert Richmond, Sidney, apprentice bricklayer H Walker, sisters Lilian, packer Boots Chemists, Violet, nursemaid H Taylor, draper, Elsie and Doris.
1922 Electoral Register
Address: The Harlequin, Radcliffe on Trent
Household: parents Henry and Kate, and brothers George, Harold and Henry jnr
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