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Edwin George GRAHAM

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Surname: GRAHAM

Forename(s): Edwin George

Place of Birth: King’s Pyon, Herefordshire

Service No: 21/840

Rank: L/Corporal

Regiment / Corps / Service: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 21st (Service) Battalion. (Wool Textile Pioneers)

Division: 4th Division

Age: 27

Date of Death: 1917-04-21

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: II. B. 43.

CWGC Cemetery: AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: HELLIFIELD, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Edwin George Graham was the son of Robert and Mary Ann Graham, née Reece. Robert was born at Plumpton, Cumberland and Mary at Kings Pyon, Herefordshire.

1891 Long Preston, Yorkshire Census: George E. Graham, aged 1 year, born Weobby [Weobley], Herefordshire, son of Robert and Mary A. Graham.

1901 Long Preston, Yorkshire Census: Bridgeend - Edwin G. Graham, aged 11 years, born Longpreston, son of Robert and Mary A. Graham.

1911 Long Preston, Yorkshire Census: Bridge End - Edward [sic] George Graham, aged 21 years, born Kings Pyon, Herefordshire, son of Robert and Mary Ann Graham.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Edwin G. Graham, 21/840, 21st West Yorkshire Regiment.

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

GRAHAM, Edward George, aged 27, Brook Street, [Hellifield], died of wounds, France, April 21, 1917.

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L/Corporal Edwin George GRAHAM

L/Corporal Edwin George GRAHAM

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 4th Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 4th Division

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Surname: GRAHAM

Forename(s): Edwin George

Born: Webley, Hertfs

Residence:

Enlisted: Ilkley, Yorks

Number: 21/840

Rank: L/Cpl

Regiment: Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

Battalion: 21st Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 21/04/17

Died How: Died of wounds

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

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CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: GRAHAM

Forename(s): E G

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 21/840

Rank: Lance Corporal

Regiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)

Unit: 21st Bn.

Age: 27

Awards:

Died Date: 21/04/1917

Additional Information: Son of Robert and Mary Ann Graham, of Brook St., Hellifield, Yorks. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: EVER REMEMBERED)

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ROLL CALL OF THE SKIPTON DIVISION LIBERAL & CONSERVATIVE ASSOCIATIONS, August 4th 1914 - August 4th 1916

ROLL CALL OF THE SKIPTON DIVISION LIBERAL & CONSERVATIVE ASSOCIATIONS, August 4th 1914 - August 4th 1916

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Unveiling and Dedication of Hellifield War Memorial, Sunday, 5 June 1921

Unveiling and Dedication of Hellifield War Memorial, Sunday, 5 June 1921

Courtesy of John Pearcy, Hellifield

Order of Service for the Unveiling and Dedication of Hellifield War Memorial, Sunday, 5 June 1921

Order of Service for the Unveiling and Dedication of Hellifield War Memorial, Sunday, 5 June 1921

Courtesy of John Pearcy, Hellifield

Order of Service for the Unveiling and Dedication of Hellifield War Memorial, Sunday, 5 June 1921

Order of Service for the Unveiling and Dedication of Hellifield War Memorial, Sunday, 5 June 1921

Courtesy of John Pearcy, Hellifield

Order of Service for the Unveiling and Dedication of Hellifield War Memorial, Sunday, 5 June 1921

Order of Service for the Unveiling and Dedication of Hellifield War Memorial, Sunday, 5 June 1921

Courtesy of John Pearcy, Hellifield

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04 May 1917

GRAHAM – April 19th 1917, died from wounds received in action in France, Lance-Corporal Edward George Graham, West Yorkshire Regiment, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Graham, Brook Street, Hellifield, aged 27 years.

04 May 1917

HELLIFIELD – LANCE- CORPORAL GRAHAM DIES OF WOUNDS

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Graham of Brook Street, Hellifield, have received information from the Records Office, York, that their son, Lance-Corpl. Edward George Graham of the West Yorkshire Regiment, died from wounds received in action on April 19th at the lst Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, France, on April 2lst. He was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Graham’s four sons, two others whom are in the Army – Lance-Corporal C. Graham who is wounded and in the Myrtle Street V.A.D. Hospital, Liverpool, and Pte. R. Graham of the 3rd King’s Own. He joined the Army in January 1916, and after training at Skipton and passing a special course of saddlery at Leeds he went out to France in June, where he was promoted. He was 27 years of age, and was formerly employed as a coach driver at Ilkley. In a letter to Mrs. Graham at the time he was wounded, Pte. A. Gresswell writes:– “I am sorry to inform you that your son Ted has been wounded. He got hit in the back last Thursday (April 19th). I don’t think he is very bad. He seemed right cheerful, so the lads say. I was working in another place at the time, and he sent word that I had to let you know. Ted and I have been pals since we joined up. I feel right sorry about this, and all the lads are the same. He was well liked amongst us. Hope that you will drop me a line as soon as you hear from him.”

A letter from the Canadian chaplain states:– “Your son, Lance-Corporal E.G. Graham, is in the 1st Canadian C.C.S. France. We are sorry to say he is in a serious condition with an abdominal wound.”

A letter of sympathy was also received from his officer.

11 May 1917

LONG-PRESTON – IN MEMORIAM

A service in memory of Lance Corporal Edward G. Graham, who was formerly a member of the Long Preston Baptist Sunday School, was held in the Baptist Chapel on Sunday evening. The Cadets in uniform were present in charge of Captain Aked and Lieut. Armistead. Mr. T. Rawnsley gave an address, and the Dead March was played.

19 April 1918

GRAHAM – In loving memory of Lance-Corporal E. G. Graham, who died of wounds in France April 21st, 1917.

“He laid his richest gift on the altar of duty – his life.”

From Father, Mother, Brothers and Sister, Brook Street, Hellifield.

18 April 1919

GRAHAM – In proud and loving remembrance of Lance-Corporal E. G. Graham, West Yorks. Regiment, who died of wounds April 21st, 1917, aged 27 years.

When justice stands triumphant,
And comes the peace we crave;
There still shall be remembered
The unreturning brave.

From Father, Mother, Brothers and Sister May, Brook Street, Hellifield.

22 April 1921

GRAHAM – In loving memory of L. Cpl. E. G. Graham, West Yorkshire Regiment, who died of wounds at Aubigny, April 21st, 1917, aged 27 years.

“Too dearly loved to be forgotten.”

From Father, Mother, Sisters and Brothers.

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21 July 1916

LANCE-CORPL. C. GRAHAM OF HELLIFIELD WOUNDED

Lance-Corpl. C. Graham, of the 10th Duke of Wellington’s West Riding Regiment, and son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Graham, of Brook Street, Hellifield, has been wounded whilst in action in France. In a letter to his parents, Lance-Corpl. Graham writes:– “I know you will be looking forward to a letter from me. No doubt you will have got my card telling you I had been wounded. I am sorry to have to tell you that my wound has turned out more serious than was at first thought to be. Yesterday I had to have my right foot taken off just above the ankle. I am pleased to say that I am getting on fine now, so I don’t want you to get troubled about me. There are scores of poor chaps less lucky. I hope to be over in England in about a week’s time.

Lance-Corpl. Graham joined the colours in September, 1914, and went out to France in August, 1915. Prior to the war he was employed by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Company as a platelayer. He has also another brother, Pte. E.G. Graham, who is attached to the 21st West Yorkshire Regiment Pioneer Co., and is at present in France. He was formerly employed on the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway at Hellifield.

04 May 1917

GRAHAM – Died from Wounds received in action, at the 1st Canadian Clearing Station, France, on April 21st, Lance-Corporal Edward George Graham, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Graham, of Brook Street, Hellifield, aged 27.

04 May 1917

HELLIFIELD SOLDIER DIES OF WOUNDS

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Graham, of Brook Street, Hellifield, received information from the Records Office, York, that their son, Lance-Corporal Edward George Graham, of the West Yorkshire Regiment, has died from wounds received in action on April 19th, and that his death took occurred at the 1st Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, France, on April 21st. Lance-Corporal Graham was the eldest of Mr. and Mrs. Graham’s four sons, two others of which are in the army, Lance-Corporal C. Graham, wounded, and in the Myrtle Street V.A.D. Hospital, Liverpool, and Private R. Graham, of the King’s Own. He joined the army in January, 1916, and after training at Skipton, and passing a special course of saddlery at Leeds, he went out to France in June, where he was promoted. He was 27 years of age, and was formerly employed as a coach driver at Ilkley. In a letter to Mrs. Graham at the time he was wounded, Private A. Greenwell writes:–

“I am sorry to inform you that your son Ted has been wounded. He got hit in the back last Thursday (April 19th). I don’t think he is very bad. He seemed right cheerful, so the lads say. I was working in another place at the time, and he sent word that I had to let you know. Ted and I have been pals since we joined up. I feel right sorry about this, and all the lads feel the same. He was well liked amongst us.” A letter from the Canadian Chaplain states:– “Your son, Lance-Corporal E.G. Graham, is in the 1st Canadian C.C.S., France. We are sorry to say he is in a serious condition with an abdominal wound. He sends his love to you and his sweetheart.” A letter of sympathy was also received from his officer.

11 May 1917

LONG PRESTON

MEMORIAL SERVICE – A service in memory of Lance-Corporal Edward G. Graham, who was formerly a member of the Long Preston Baptist Sunday School, was held in the Baptist Chapel on Sunday evening. The Cadets, in uniform, were present in charge of Capt. Aked and Lieut. Armistead. Mr. F. Rawnsley gave an address, and the ‘Dead March’ was played on the organ.

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