William George GRAHAM

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GRAHAM, William George

Service Number: 2181
Enlisted: 1 April 1916, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 4th Divisional Train
Born: Daylesford Victoria Australia, 11 October 1886
Home Town: Daylesford, Hepburn, Victoria
Schooling: Daylesford State School
Occupation: Boundary Rider
Died: Killed in action, Ypres, Belgium, 19 October 1917, aged 31 years
Cemetery: White House Cemetery
Memorials: Daylesford Christ Church Honor Roll, Daylesford War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

1 Apr 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Melbourne, Victoria
1 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2181, 57th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
1 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2181, 57th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Orsova, Melbourne
19 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, SN 2181, 4th Divisional Train, Third Ypres

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Biography

"...2181 Private William George Graham, 47th Battalion. A boundary rider from Daylesford, Victoria prior to enlistment, Pte Graham embarked with the 4th Reinforcements from Melbourne on HMAT Orsova on 1 August 1916. Later transferring to the 7th Company Australian Army Service Corps with the rank of Driver, he was killed in action on 19 October 1917 and was buried in the White House Cemetery, St Jean-les-Ypres, Belgium. His three brothers, 4812 Driver Robert Graham, 19 Pte Roy Stewart Graham and 67 Gunner Thomas Graham MM also served in the AIF..." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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