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Name:
Austin Graham
Casualty No.:
Initials:
A
Service No.:
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Barnard Castle
Age at Death:
48
Ranks:
Lieutenant Colonel; Major
Unit:
4th Battalion Alexandria, Princess of Wales' Own Yorkshire Regiment
Teesdale Township:
Place Enlisted:
Home Address:
Civilian Employment:
Cause of Death:
Died of wounds
Date of Death:
11-January-1918
Place of Death:
France
Battles & Campaigns:
UK Commemorated:
Overseas Commemorated:
Buried:
Haverskerque British Cemetery
Decoration and Medals:
Service :
Army
Service Records:
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.

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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Sources:
Local Memorials: www.newmp.org.uk; Teesdale Townships: Teesdale Poor Law Union 1914; First Name: St Mary's data; Teesdale Mercury 24.04.1918 - Page 5: Column 3: Private Individual; Last Name: Teesdale Mercury 24.04.1918 - Page 5: Column 3; Private Individual; Ranks: St Mary's data; Teesdale Mercury 24.04.1918 - Page 5: Column 3; Unit: St Mary's data; Teesdale Mercury 24.04.1918 - Page 5: Column 3; Date of Birth: St Mary's data; Place of Birth: St Mary's data; Age at Death: Private Individual; Cause of Death: St Mary's data; Teesdale Mercury 24.04.1918 - Page 5: Column 3; Date of Death: St Mary's data; Teesdale Mercury 24.04.1918 - Page 5: Column 3; Private Individual; Buried: St Mary's data; Private Individual; Place of Death: Teesdale Mercury; Date of Death Day: Teesdale Mercury 24.04.1918 - Page 5: Column 3; Private Individual; Date of Death Year: Teesdale Mercury 24.04.1918 - Page 5: Column 3; Private Individual; Date of Death Month: Teesdale Mercury 24.04.1918 - Page 5: Column 3; Private Individual;