1916-1918, English, Published edition: George Crigan Graham Collection, Graham, George Crigan, 1898-1981.

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George Crigan Graham Collection
 
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Physical Description
  • 0.02 linear metres.
Language
  • English

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Title
  • George Crigan Graham Collection, 1916-1918.
Also Titled
  • George Cregen Graham Collection 1916-1918
Creator
  • Graham, George Crigan, 1898-1981.
Physical Description
  • 0.02 linear metres.
Subjects
Summary
  • This collection includes photographs, correspondence, personal papers, certificates, sound recording, and newspaper clippings.
  • Photographs and personal papers relating to George Crigan Graham’s military service during World War I and his travels and life after the war. Also included is a sound recording of George Graham reading WWI poetry. 1 portrait of the five Creegan sisters. Alice Graham, nee Creegan (seated on left) is the mother of George Crigan Graham. Creegan sisters: Standing L to R: Bridget (Boland). Eliza (O'Rourke), Catherine (Stevens) Sitting: Alice (Graham), Ellen ''Nellie" (Bird)
Biography
  • George Crigan Graham enlisted in Brisbane on the 12 February 1916 in the 42nd Infantry Battalion, 1-6 Reinforcements. He was only 17 at the time and as such was an under-aged recruit. He was a farmer from Dungay, via Murwillumbah, New South Wales. He embarked from Sydney on the 5th June 1916 on HMAT Borda A30. He served in France with the 9th Infantry Battalion. George suffered several periods of illness, suffering from neuritis, debility and influenza and was sent to England in February 1917 for treatment at the 5th London General Hospital. He was then transferred to the Convalescent Training Depot at Parkhouse on the Salisbury Plain. In August 1917 he was attached for duty with the Australian Dermatological Hospital at Parkhouse. In August 1918 he was selected as one of sixteen Australian soldiers to form the King’s guard at the opening of Australia House in London. George returned to Australia on the 19th April 1919 on the troopship Sardinia, returning to farming at Murwillumbah. He married Violet Day in 1922 and they had four children. A talented equestrian, George was chosen in 1937 to be the standard bearer at the coronation of King George VI in London. During WWII he served in the Volunteer Defence Corps and was a tireless worker for the war effort. In 1955 he travelled with an official party of ex-servicemen to Turkey and the battlefields of the Western Front to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli. This was one of many world tours which he undertook throughout his life. George Graham died at Murwillumbah on the 3rd July 1981 at the age of 83.
  • George Crigan Graham's second name was spelled in various ways: Crigan was the spelling on his enlistment papers and George Cregen Graham was the spelling on his birth certificate.
Notes
  • This collection is one of 100 Regional Collections digitised for the QANZAC100: Memories for a New Generation project.
  • 30151, George Crigan Graham Collection, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland.
  • Digital copies available for selected items.
  • Multtiple copyright statuses Please refer to the Finding Aid for copyright status of individual items.
  • Selected items exhibited: Anzac Square, Brisbane, Queensland, commencing 2019
Numbering Note
  • A series and item list is available
Access Conditions
  • Unrestricted access.
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Language
  • English
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