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James GRAVES

Regimental number2617
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
SchoolChristian Brothers College, SA (Catholic)
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationHorse driver
AddressAdelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret Graves, 1 Hampstead Place, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in 76th Bn SA Cadets.
Enlistment date22 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 16 April 1918
Place of death or woundingBretonneux Wood, France
Age at death19.11
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialNamps-Au-Val British Cemetery (Plot II, Row B, Grave No. 8), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
120
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Margaret GRAVES, 1 Hampstead Place, Adelaide, South Australia
Family/military connections4 cousins killed.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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