GRAHAM, Robert George
(Service number 3/3701)

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Date 16 June 1885 Place of Birth Greta, Victoria, Australia

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Peel Forest, Rangitata
Occupation Sawmiller
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married
Next of Kin Mrs E. GRAHAM (wife), Peel Forest
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 33rd Reinforcements, New Zealand Medical Corps
Date 31 December 1917
Transport Athenic
Embarked From Wellington Destination Glasgow, Scotland
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Date 19 June 1964 Age 79 years
Place of Death Christchurch
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New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Robert George Graham was born on 16 June 1885 at Greta, Victoria, Australia, the son of Alexander and Martha (née Kershaw) Graham. His father died in 1902 and Robert came to New Zealand about 1912. Robert married Emily Rees on 25 September 1915 at St Stephen’s Church, Peel Forest. A sawmiller at Rangitata, he was called up in 1917. Private R. G. Graham embarked with the New Zealand Medical Corps of the 33rd Reinforcements on 31 December 1917 per the “Athenic” at Wellington, destined for Glasgow, Scotland.

R. G. Graham, 3/3701, of Rangitata, returned to New Zealand aboard the “Chupra”, one of 732 soldiers due at Lyttelton about July 22nd, 1919. Robert died on 19 June 1964 at Christchurch, aged 79 years, predeceased by Emily. .


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [30 April 2021]; NZ Times, 4 July 1919 (Papers Past)

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