|Place of birth||Waterford, Ireland|
|Address||Narvi, Wood Street, West End, Brisbane, Queensland|
|Age at embarkation||18|
|Next of kin||Father, Christian Gerald Graves, Narvi, Wood Street, West End, Brisbane, Queensland|
|Previous military service||Served in the 2nd Infantry Regiment (Kennedy Regiment), Citizen Military Forces.|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Brisbane, Queensland|
|Unit name||25th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/42/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||7th Light Trench Mortar Battery|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
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 ï¿½Bornuï¿½ 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 daysï¿½ 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 daysï¿½ Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited a total of 7 daysï¿½ pay.
Found guilty, 13 January 1919, of being absent without leave 9-11 January 1919: awarded 7 daysï¿½ Field Punishment No 2 and forfeiture of a total of 10 daysï¿½ 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 ï¿½Trasos Montesï¿½, 8 April 1919; disembarked Brisbane, 27 May 1919; discharged, Brisbane (medically unfit), 19 July 1919.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, GRAVES Richard Harry|