Walter Graham

Walter Graham was born 1891 in Richmond, Yorkshire.

Parents: George Graham, born Colsterdale, Yorkshire, and Annie Brigham, born Willington, Durham.

In the 1901 census the family were living at Coatham Mill. George Graham was a miller and corn dealer. He had 8 children.

By the 1911 census Annie Graham had died and Walter was assisting his father in the mill.

Army number: 30794, then 7115, then 242788. Rank: Private. Unit: Durham Light Infantry, the 10th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment.

Walter attested November 18, 1915. He was 24 years 2 months old and was working as a gardener at Redworth. Walter was 5' 3" tall.

Walter trained from February 24, 1916 to July 1 and was then sent to France July 2, 1916 to June 15, 1917.

Walter was posted to the West Yorkshire Regiment July 13, 1916. He received a gunshot wound to his right knee June 5, 1917 and was sent back to England June 16, 1917.

Walter received his Protection Certificate February 15, 1919.

Walter's younger brother James also served in WW1.