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Richard Harry GRAVES

Regimental number2022
Place of birthWaterford, Ireland
AddressNarvi, Wood Street, West End, Brisbane, Queensland
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 8.5"
Weight120 lbs
Next of kinFather, Christian Gerald Graves, Narvi, Wood Street, West End, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in the 2nd Infantry Regiment (Kennedy Regiment), Citizen Military Forces.
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 August 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Unit name25th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 16 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Light Trench Mortar Battery
FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1919
Discharge date19 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Taken on strength, 25th Bn, Gallipoli, 12 October 1915.

Wounded in action,23 November 1915 (shrapnel wound, left foot), and admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station; transferred by Hospital Ship to Malta, 3 December 1915, and admitted same day to St Ignatius Hospital; transferred to Convalescent Hospital, 30 December 1915; to HT �Bornu� and embarked for Egypt fit for active service, 26 January 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 14 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 19 March 1916.

Wounded (slightly), 23 June 1916.

Admitted to 12 Field Ambulance, 22 September 1916 (furunculosis); transferred to 13th Field Ambulance, 26 September 1916 (septic sores); discharged to duty, 9 October 1916.

Transferred to 7th Light Trench Mortar Battery, 15 August 1916.

Admitted to 7th Field Ambulance, 28 October 1916 (multiple sores); date of discharge not recorded.

Admitted to 56th Casualty Clearing Station, 4 July 1917 (pyrexia unknown origin); transferred to 1st General Hospital, Etretat, 13 July 1917; discharged to No 4 Convalescent Depot, Havre, 29 July 1917; rejoined unit, 12 August 1917.

Wounded in action, 5 October 1917 (shrapnel wound, right leg), and admitted to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to 7th General Hospital, Etaples, 6 October 1917; to No 5 convalescent Depot, 17 October 1917; rejoined unit, 11 November 1917.

Found guilty, 10 December 1917, of insolence to his superior officer: awarded forfeiture of 7 days� pay.

On leave to United Kingdom, 2 February 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 17 February 1918.

Detached to Trench Mortar School, 3 October 1918; rejoined unit from detachment, 25 October 1918.

Found guilty, 28 December 1918, of disobeying his superior officer: awarded 7 days� Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited a total of 7 days� pay.

Found guilty, 13 January 1919, of being absent without leave 9-11 January 1919: awarded 7 days� Field Punishment No 2 and forfeiture of a total of 10 days� pay.

Marched out for return to Australia, 24 January 1919; disembarked Weymouth, 30 January 1919. Marched in to 3rd Training Brigade, Hurdcott, 30 January 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT �Trasos Montes�, 8 April 1919; disembarked Brisbane, 27 May 1919; discharged, Brisbane (medically unfit), 19 July 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GRAVES Richard Harry

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