John Douglas GRAHAM

Regimental number1362
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs. S. Graham, 65 City Road, Walton, England
Enlistment date22 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 11 February 1915
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Valuable services as runner and guide, showing conspicuous courage under heavy fire and devotion to duty. (East of Ypres 4 October 1917)'
Recommendation date: 12 October 1917

Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll

Military Medal

'During the operations east of YPRES on 4th October 1917, he was one of a party attached to a section of 1st Field Company, employed on the construction of a strong point on BECELAERE RIDGE. Although his party suffered heavily, he kept his men under perfect control and was responsible for the high standard of discipline maintained. He set a magnificent example of devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal