Cecil Victor (Joe) GRAHAM

GRAHAM, Cecil Victor

Service Number: VX101807
Enlisted: 28 August 1942, Puckapunyal, Victoria
Last Rank: Warrant Officer Class 2
Last Unit: School of Australian Armoured Corps
Born: Walthamstow, London, England, 5 September 1914
Home Town: Eastlakes, Botany Bay, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Natural causes (cancer), Darlinghurst, New South Wales, 16 October 1965, aged 51 years
Cemetery: Botany General Cemetery, New South Wales
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World War 2 Service

28 Aug 1942: Enlisted VX101807, Puckapunyal, Victoria
28 Aug 1942: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Warrant Officer Class 2, VX101807
21 Oct 1946: Discharged Warrant Officer Class 2, VX101807, School of Australian Armoured Corps
21 Oct 1946: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Warrant Officer Class 2, VX101807

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Biography contributed by Andrew Graham

Joined the Warrnambool Troop of the 4/19th Light Horse Regiment, Citizens Military Force, on 15 June 1933.

On 29 November 1938, he joined the Permanent Army. He became a member of the Darwin Mobile Force which was sent to Darwin in 1939.

When war came, due to all his previous military service, he was transferred to the Australian Instructional Corps.

Joined the AIF in 1942.

Served in Armoured Corps and 1st Paratroop Battalion. He was a Signals specialist.

He was demobbed in 1946 even though he wished to remain a professional soldier. He rejoind the CMF and served until he was retired at the age of 48 in 1962.