HENRY EDMUND GRAVES 1895–1974
Photograph from family collection
Brother of Harold and George
Born April 10th 1895 in Normanton, Southwell
Married 1923 to Nellie Gibson at St Mary’s Church Radcliffe on Trent
Died in 1974 age 78
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.
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.
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.
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
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