Graves, Henry 1895-1974 Ordinary Seaman Z4518 Anson Bn
Photograph from family collection

Brother of Harold and George

Born April 10th 1895 in Normanton, Southwell

Married 6 January 1923 to Nellie Gibson at St Mary’s Church Radcliffe on Trent

Died in 1974 age 78

1901 Census

Age 5 living with father Henry Edmund, 30, a brick maker born in Kirklington and mother Kate, 34, born in Southwell, sisters, Jessie 11, Mabel 10, Kate 8 and brothers George William 3 and Harold 1. They lived at The Harlequin, Radcliffe on Trent.

1911 Census

Age 15 employed as a pot maker and living with parents Henry and Kate, father now working as an engine drive for a pottery, brothers Harold 11, George William 13 and 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

Service Number: Z/4518

Military Unit: Anson Battalion, 63rd (Royal Naval) Division

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

Enlisted:  27.10.1915

Occupation: Carter. Height 5ft 3½ins, chest 34ins, complexion fresh. Religion: Methodist. Next of kin: Henry Graves, father

27.10.15 – 6.9.1916: Blandford Camp, Dorset

6.9.1916: B.E.F. Boulogne

17.1.17 – 23.2.1917:  Hospital, diarrhoea

5.6.17 – 23.6.1917: Rest camp

10.7.17: Scabies ; Corps Rest Station.

7.8.17: Discharged to duty

At that date he was in B Company, Anson Battalion

21.10 – 28.10.1917:  Hospital

26.3.1918:  Gas shell wound, hospital, next of kin informed

28.3.1918: Sent to Kings Heath Hospital, Birmingham

7.5.1918: Re-joined unit in France

27.9.1918: Gunshot wound leg and arm, invalided to UK

31.12.1918: Demobilised.

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Roll

The Harlequin, Radcliffe on Trent

From the 1921 Census

Address: The harlequin, Radcliffe

Employment: Coal Carter H Walker Coal Merchant

Household: father Henry, Boots Chemist, mother Kate, brothers George coal carter H Walker, Harold nurseryman, Sidney apprentice bricklayer H Walker, sisters Liliam packer Boots, Violet nursemaid, Violet and Elsie.

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: 5 Bingham Road, Radcliffe on Trent

Occupation: Motor Driver, heavy

Household: living with wife Nellie

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Lived and went to school in Radcliffe on Trent