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Sir John Reginald Noble Graham

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Sir John Reginald Noble Graham

  • Birth 17 Sep 1892 Calcutta, West Bengal, India
  • Death 6 Dec 1980 Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Burial Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Plot Cremated; ashes buried at the foot of the Memorial Cross.
  • Memorial ID 11922362

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Calcutta, British India, he served as a 1st Lieutenant in the 136 Company, Machine Gun Corps, 28th Brigade. During the Samarrah Offensive, Bagdad, on April 22, 1917, Lieutenant Graham was in command of a machine-gun section under very heavy enemy which was causing many casualties to his men. Across open ground Lieutenant Graham assisted in carrying the ammunition and although wounded he continued to control his guns. During a mass counter-attack, with one gun he placed accurate fire on the enemy until he was again wounded and forced to retire. He then brought a Lewis gun into action and held up a strong attack which threatened to roll up the left flank of the Brigade. For gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Victoria Cross from King George V at an investiture in Buckingham Palace on September 14, 1917 and later achieved the rank of Major. During World War II, he served as a Lieutenant Colonel in Scottish Command and was awarded the OBE in the New Years Honours of 1946. He died at age 82 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 9 Oct 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11922362
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sir John Reginald Noble Graham (17 Sep 1892–6 Dec 1980), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11922362, citing Mortonhall Crematorium, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland ; Maintained by Find A Grave .