Dugald Maxwell Lockwood GRAHAM

GRAHAM, Dugald Maxwell Lockwood

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 24 August 1914, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Major
Last Unit: 2nd Light Horse Regiment
Born: Calliope Station, Queensland, 8 February 1873
Home Town: Ayr, Burdekin, Queensland
Schooling: Toowoomba Grammar School
Occupation: Sugar cane farmer/Banker/Soldier
Died: Killed In Action, Gallipoli, 13 May 1915, aged 42 years
Cemetery: Quinn's Post Cemetery, ANZAC
Grave Ref. A 31
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ayr War Memorial, Toowoomba Grammar School South African Honour Roll, Toowoomba Grammar School WW1 Honour Board, Toowoomba Grammar School WW1 In Memoriam Honour Board, Toowoomba Roll of Honour WW1, Toowoomba St James' M2, Toowoomba War Memorial (Mothers' Memorial)
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Boer War Service

1 Oct 1899: Involvement Lieutenant, Queensland Imperial Bushmen
18 May 1900: Involvement Australian and Colonial Military Forces - Boer War Contingents, Lieutenant, Queensland Imperial Bushmen

World War 1 Service

24 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Captain, Officer, Brisbane, Queensland
24 Sep 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Captain, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
24 Sep 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Captain, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Star of England, Brisbane
3 Oct 1914: Promoted AIF WW1, Major, 2nd Light Horse Regiment
13 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Major, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, ANZAC / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Dugalds parents were John Lockwood GRAHAM who came from Lanarkshire in Scotland & Georgina Eliza WHITE who came from Wexford in Ireland

He had previously enlisted with the Queensland Rifles in 1898 and was appointed acting Lieutenant of the Volunteer branch of the Queensland Defence Force with the Queensland Bushmans Imperial Contingent in the Boer War  in 1900 - He was awarded the Queens Medal with 4 clasps in the Boer War

On 21st August, 1914 he enlisted for World War 1 & was promoted to Major on 3rd October, 1914 - 2nd Australian Light Horse Regiment

Dugald was Killed in Action due to  bullet wounds on 13th May, 1915 and was first buried on 19th May, 1915 at Popes Hill Cemetery and later reinterred in Quinns Post Cemetery in Turkey - he was awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal & the Victory medal in WW1


Extract from his Biography

Major Dugald Lockwood Graham, a son of a pioneer Queensland squatting family & the owner of a sugar plantation in that state was killed in action at the Dardanelles in May when leading a night attack on the enemy trenches.

 He was one of the finest type of young Australians & an idea of the feelings with which he was regarded in the army may be seen in the following extracts from letters written by Lieutenant Colonel Stodart & Brigadier General Chauvel, 1st Australian Light Horse Brigade - the former says

" He is a great loss to me both as a friend & a gallant officer and the gallantry he displayed during the attack was abnormal.  For 10 minutes he stood exposed to heavy rifle and machine gun fire helping wounded back to our own lines, and he is mourned by every officer & man in my command"

The late Major Graham was in peace tine the commandant of the 27th Queensland Light Horse and did well in the South African War serving in the Transvaal, Orange River Colony & Cape Colony.

 Immediately on the outbreak of the present hostilities in August 1914 he abandoned his sugar plantation and offered his services for the front.