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Edgar Richard GRAHAM

Regimental number351
Place of birthNanango Queensland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationPostal assistant
AddressGipps Street, Nanango, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Hetty Graham, Gipps Street, Nanango, Queensland
Enlistment date13 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name42nd Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 5 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Work near Hamel on 8 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 13 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 15 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On the 8th August, 1918, during the operations on the SOMME, east of HAMEL, Sergeant GRAHAM took command of his Platoon when his Platoon Commander became a casualty, and, in spite of heavy enemy fire, and dense fog, he kept his men well under command, reaching the objective with his Platoon complete in numbers. Throughout the whole operation he set a fine example of courage and initiative which inspired all ranks to do their utmost.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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