GRAHAM, Austin A

Service:
Army
Rank:
Lieutenant Colonel; Major
Unit:
4th Battalion Alexandria, Princess of Wales' Own Yorkshire Regiment
Place Enlisted:
Unknown
Service Number:
Unknown
Home Address:
Unknown
Family Details:

Eldest on of John and Margaret Graham, 7 Montalbo Terrace. His younger brother Peter, of the Northumberland Fusiliers, was reported missing in action in the same month that Austin died.

Date of Birth:
Unknown
Place of Birth:
Barnard Castle
Death:
11th Apr 1918
Place of Death
France
Cause of Death:
Died of wounds
Place of Burial:
Haverskerque British Cemetery
Notes:

Austin was considered to be a very talented actor and singer, performing in many concerts in town. 

He and his brother Tom were pioneers in the electrical trade, having installed an independent supply of electricity to Gainford Hall in 1903. They  worked in Middlesbrough under the name 'Graham Brothers, Electrical Engineers'.

Austin left for foreign service in April 1915. He was promoted to temporary Major in the Princess of Wales' Own Yorkshire Regiment in 1916. 

He was given a posthumous Honour in June 1918.

Teesdale Mercury-21/04/1915: Local and other news: Left for Foreign Service

Teesdale Mercury-19/04/1916: Local and other notes: Promoted

Teesdale Mercury-26/06/1918: Local and other notes: Posthumous honour

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