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Joseph Henry GRAHAM

Regimental number4792
Place of birthOmagh, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
Address5 Crown Land, East Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation41
Next of kinWife, Mrs J Graham, 5 Crown Lane, East Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date12 May 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 December 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 13 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion tro duty in salvaging wire and maintaining communications under adverse conditions.
Recommendation date: 13 May 1917

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Medal

'He followed the attacking troops and passed through the enemy's wire and found the trench occupied by the enemy. He returned with his wire and succeeded in finding a portion of the line occupied by our troops. His men assisting him became casualties under shell fire and his line was destroyed. He returned to Headquarters for more wire and this time successfully established communication with O.G. 1. He patrolled this line constantly for 12 hours, and owing to his efforts, communication was maintained throughout the day. He. has on previous occasions done good work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GRAHAM Joseph Henry

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