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George Arthur GRAHAM

Regimental number741
Place of birthNorthcote Victoria
AddressWarrion, Victoria
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinStep-Brother, George Spencer, Westgarth Street, Northcote, Victoria
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 21 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919

Military Medal

During the attack on MONTBREHAIN, east of PERONNE, on 5th October, 1918, Lance Corporal GRAHAM rendered himself conspicuous throughout by reason of his contempt for personal danger. Heavy casualties were caused during the advance, and in consequence connection was frequently lost. GRAHAM repeatedly moved about and at great personel risk re-established connection. Later in the day, when the supply of ammunition was giving out, he went out several times under heavy rifle and machine gun fire and returned with large quantities of ammunition, and thus enabled enemy counter-attacks to be beaten off.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Date of death15 October 1953
Place of burialColac Cemetery

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