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J H Graves


Harrogate Herald - 16th January 1918

Naval AM J Graves has called, and was in fine trim. He is a son of Mr and Mrs S H Graves, of Fewston. He was through Mons as a driver in the Army Service Corps, and is entitled to the Mons medal. He looks like a medallist.


Harrogate Herald - 16th January 1918

W H Breare letter

I have received the names of more local men who were at Mons. Bombardier F Cooper, Royal Field Artillery, of 142a King's Road, went out in August, 1914, with the Regular Army, and was in France until wounded at the early part of last year, and is now at North Wareham. R H Oram was the only Harrogate lad with the Scottish Rifles at Mons. Sergeant A Burrows, son of Mr S Burrows, Plompton, Knaresborough, was with the Army Service Corps that arrived in Belgium on August 10th, 1914. He was there and in France for three years and four months, and is now in Italy. Naval Air Mechanic J H Graves, son of Mr and Mrs H H Graves, of Fewston, was acting as driver for the Army Service Corps at Mons, and is entitled to the medal. Corporal S S Coop (Lancers), son of Mrs Coop, 21 North Lodge Avenue, New Park, Harrogate, is another local soldier that fought at Mons. The first Harrogate man to win the DCM, Private J A B Bennett (who, by the way, is now full corporal in a cavalry bride), and Sergeant Kay, who were formerly with the 20th Hussars and 6th Dragoon Guards respectively, are both Mons men. Lance Corporal Randall E Robinson, who has had four birthdays at the Front, and whose parents reside at Westcliffe Terrace, is another. He has been right through the war and wounded once.