Graves, George William, Lance Corpl 16381 11th Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died 7th July 1916. From Chatteris.

George William Graves

Lance Corporal, 16381, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment

Died July 7th 1916

George was born in 1896, the son of Henry and Mary Ann Graves.  In 1901 the family lived in South Park St in Chatteris but by 1911 they were all living at Linnet Terrace, Hive Lane.  Henry was a boiler maker at Chatteris Engineering Works throughout this period.

In 1911 George was a telegraph messenger, working for the Post Office and a member of West Park Street Baptist Church.

George joined the 11th Suffolk's, in September/October 1914. George was wounded in three places during the attack on July 1st 1916 near La Boiselle and was transported to the No2. Canadian General Hospital near the Channel Coast.  He died a week later and was buried in Le Treport Military Cemetery.

Photo: Chatteris Museum