Kingsley Cleveland Marshall GRAFE

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GRAFE, Kingsley Cleveland Marshall

Service Number: 2918
Enlisted: 14 September 1916, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Hindmarsh, South Australia, 20 May 1895
Home Town: Hindmarsh, Charles Sturt, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer, SAR
Died: Killed in Action, Villers-Bretonneux, France, 25 April 1918, aged 22 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide South Australian Railways WW1 & WW2 Honour Boards, Adelaide The 50th Battalion Commemorative Cross, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Hindmarsh WW1 Roll of Honour Heroes of the Great War, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

14 Sep 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
6 Nov 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2918, 50th Infantry Battalion
6 Nov 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2918, 50th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Adelaide
Date unknown: Wounded SN 2918, 50th Infantry Battalion

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Biography

Chronicle (Adelaide, SA: 1895 - 1954) Saturday 8 June 1918

AUSTRALIAN SOLDIERS.   

DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY.

Private K. C. M. GRAFE was killed in action on April 25, 1917. He went away with 17th Reinforcements of the 50th Battalion, in November, 1916, and reached France in May, 1917, to pass his 22nd birthday in the trenches. He was reported wounded, and had an attack of trench fever. Private J. W. GRAFE went away with the 8th Reinforcements, the 10th Battalion, in August, 1915. He went to Egypt, and was caught in a snowstorm in Lemnos, which brought on tuberculosis, and was invalided home in May, 1916. He was discharged in November, 1916, but never recovered from the effect of the illness, and passed away in December, 1917. Both were employed in the South Australian Railway, Works and Building Department, and were much respected. These were the only sons of Mr. L. A. Grafe, who is employed in the South Australian Railways, and resides at 13, Young-avenue, New Hindmarsh.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article87544754 (nla.gov.au)

 

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