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Offline stevep

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Joseph Graham
« on: June 29, 2008, 07:04:14 PM »
He was the father of 2362 John Alexander Graham known as Alec. He was 23 when he was killed at the Krillia Nullah sector in Gallipoli.
Albeit Joseph was from Larnarkshire originally I believe he served and was shown as being from the Cape Colony. They were living at 23 Caroline Street, Edgeley, Stockport at the time of the war.

Could anyone establish for me whether there are any close matches for the above Joseph married to Eva Jane. I recall from my childhood that one of my great grandads was in the Boer war. Eva Jane was my Great Grandmother.
Joseph Graham disappeared off all records at the time of the war and Eva then lived with a James Mace.

I apologise in advance if this request is not in keeping with the site.

Thanks

Steve

 

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Re: Joseph Graham
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2008, 09:41:58 PM »
Hi Steve
This is the entry for John Graham on the CWGC site. It says son of the late Joseph Graham.
These records where done in some cases after the war had finished.

Name: GRAHAM, JOHN ALEXANDER
Initials: J A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Manchester Regiment
Unit Text: "D" Coy. 1st/7th Bn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 31/05/1915
Service No: 2362
Additional information: Eldest son of the late Joseph Graham (formerly of Lanark) and Eva Jane Graham.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sp. Mem. A. 60.
Cemetery: REDOUBT CEMETERY, HELLES

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Re: Joseph Graham
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2008, 10:04:26 PM »
Timberman

Thanks for your time and effort. I really am very grateful.

Could you tell me whether he would have been awarded medals even though he was Killed In Action. I don't have any awarded to him. I have found some postcards written by him to my Grandma (His sister) prior to his death. I was told that my Grandma never recovered properly after he died. I am upset that we don't have any record of his death sent home, is there anywhere I can obtain a duplicate.

Thanks again.

Steve

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Re: Joseph Graham
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2008, 10:19:19 PM »
Hi Steve

This is the link to his Medal Index Card

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/details-result.asp?Edoc_Id=2560959&queryType=1&resultcount=508370

Cost is £3.50

Also there is an entry on the SDGW, but I can't copy it ???
Other people will be along later that may be able to add more details for you.

Cheers Timberman
« Last Edit: June 29, 2008, 10:47:07 PM by timberman »

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Re: Joseph Graham
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2008, 09:23:49 AM »
Well spotted timberland !

I'm attaching it for you, Steve.

It looks like his birth is registered in Stockport in the 1st Qtr of 1892 Volume 8a Page 32.  His birth certificate should indicate his mothers maiden name.  ;)

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Re: Joseph Graham
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2008, 11:36:15 AM »
And MIC
Researching:-
John Robert Robson 1/8th Manchester Regt 1915/16
Joe Cookson 12th Manchester Regt KIA 3 December 1915
Old Boys of William Hulme's Grammar School

timberman

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Re: Joseph Graham
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2008, 05:57:56 PM »
Hi Wendy

I'm timberman ;D not timberland ???
Though a landscape of trees might be better than a little boy called Pinocchio ;)

Cheers TIMBER-MAN

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Re: Joseph Graham
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2008, 06:24:17 PM »
It's because your input to the site is becoming so great  ;D

Sorry I'm still in holiday mode  ::)

Wendi  :)
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Re: Joseph Graham
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2008, 08:27:11 PM »
On his MIC card it says.

(2B) Balkens
Date of entry therein 6-5-15  and his date of death is 31-5-15

What is the date of entry ???

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Re: Joseph Graham
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2008, 10:08:57 AM »
date of entry is date of entry into a theatre of war

so he was killed 25 days after landing in gallipoli   :-\
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Re: Joseph Graham
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2008, 06:25:07 PM »
Thanks Chris
I thought thats what it was, it just seemed a short time when you see it in black and white.
I'm sure there's a lot more with shorter time :(

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Re: Joseph Graham
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2008, 11:03:52 AM »

oh yes, there were quite a few that didn't make it to dry land.....
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Re: Joseph Graham
« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2008, 12:39:20 PM »
If there is any kind of consolation that can be had is that he was with close friends from home when it happened.

Please excuse my abject ignorance and stupidity but what does 2B mean on the medal card mean

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Re: Joseph Graham
« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2008, 12:44:59 PM »
2B is reference to the first theatre of war he served in, in this case Gallipoli, ( the Balkans) 

no excuses needed Steve, why on earth would you already know that! ;)
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