Edward Barry GRAHAM


GRAHAM, Edward Barry

Service Number: 2404
Enlisted: 17 May 1915, Liverpool, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Orange, New South Wales, 20 May 1890
Home Town: Parkes, Parkes, New South Wales
Schooling: Patrician Brothers School, Orange
Occupation: Locomotive Fireman
Died: Died of wounds, France, 8 October 1917, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Etaples Military Cemetery
Etaples Military Cemetery, Etaples, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Haymarket NSW Government Railway and Tramway Honour Board, Orange Cenotaph, Orange WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

17 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2404, 2nd Infantry Battalion, Liverpool, New South Wales
14 Jul 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2404, 2nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
14 Jul 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2404, 2nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Orsova, Sydney
4 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2404, 2nd Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
8 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2404, 2nd Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Wife was Elizabeth (nee Innes)

"Mrs. E. B. Graham, of Park View, Condobolin, has been notified by the Defence Department of the death of her husband, Private Edward Barry Graham, of wounds, on October 8. He was the youngest son of Mrs. Graham, of Parramatta, and late of Orange, and was a grandson of the late John Fitzgerald, of the Mulgan. He was educated at Patrician Brothers' School, Orange, and entered the railway service, where, prior to enlisting in May, 1915, he was an engine driver on the Western line. He left Australia in July of the same year with the 7th Reinforcements, 2nd Battalion. After serving in Gallipoli for some time he took part in the evacuation, and after resting in Egypt, was drafted to France as an Anzac bomber, where he fought in some of the severest battles for 18 months. His nephew, Private Walter Lynch, of Nyngan, was killed in action on June 7, at Bullecourt, and a brother-in-law is still serving. He was well-known, and a general favourite in the western district, where his boyhood was spent. Mr. John Graham, of Stanmore, and Miss Graham, of Randwick, are brother and sister of the deceased soldier. He leaves two infant daughters and a young widow to mourn their loss.—R.I.P." - from the Sydney Catholic Press 25 oct 1917 (nla.gov.au)