Project Description

HENRY EDMUND GRAVES 1895–1974

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 1923 to Nellie Gibson

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 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