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In Memory of Captain Alec George Malcolm Graham

6th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment attached to the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.

 

Malcolm and Alec Graham were the twin sons of George and Lydia Graham who were married at St Mary's Church, Charlton Kings, Gloucestershire, on 18th June 1863.  The couple also had three daughters, Edith, Violet and Constance and in 1871 had sufficient income to employ six live-in servants.  Alec and Malcolm were educated at Glyngarth School; Cheltenham in the early 1880s and after leaving school, Alec went on to attend Clifton College in Bristol.

 

The 1901 Census for Norton Juxta Kempsey has his address listed as Hatfield. The details read as follows:

Malcolm Graham, Head of household, single, age 29, Fruit Grower, Employer, born Dursley, Gloucestershire

Alec G.M. Graham, brother, age 29, Fruit Grower, Employer, born Dursley, Gloucestershire

Both Malcolm and Alec's births are registered in the June Quarter 1871 under the Dursley Registration District.

 

In 1901 at the age of 30, Alec was commissioned as a Lieutenant with the Worcestershire Regiment and served with them during the Boer War in South Africa from 1901 to 1902.  He was awarded the Queen's South Africa Medal 1899 to 1902 with two clasps.  At the outbreak of the Great War he rejoined the Worcestershire Regiment, receiving his Captaincy with the regiment in August 1914.  He arrived in France on 9th November 1914 and just a few weeks later he was killed in action at the age of 43.  He was awarded the British War Medal, the Victory Medal and the 1914 Star with clasp.

 

The ‘De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918’ describes the following;

GRAHAM, Alec G.M.

Captain, 6th (Reserve) Battalion, the Worcestershire Regiment,

attached 1st Battalion (47th Foot) The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment;

served in the South African War 1901-2, with the 6th Worcestershire Regiment;

Obtained his Captaincy in August 1914; served with the ‘Expeditionary Force’ in France and Flanders, attached to the 1st Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, and was killed in action 22nd December 1914.

 

Alec Graham has no known grave, there is a photograph available showing his name on ‘Le Touret Memorial’ in France; Panel 17 and 18.

 

His name appears on the Norton Juxta Kempsey War Memorial as Captain A.M. Graham

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