Arthur Graham

Durham Light Infantry Labour Corps

Arthur Graham was born in 1894. In 1911 he lived at 28 The Cragg, Harden with his parents, Robert and Grace, and his 10 siblings.

Two of his brothers, Robert and Cecil, were killed and are named on the Harden War Memorial.

He joined the Durham Light Infantry Labour Corps in July 1916 where he gave his occupation as Dentist.

He was only 5’ 1/12” tall which put him below the official height requirements. He may also have been unfit because his medical category is given as B.

In 1916 he was reprimanded for being absent from parade and not complying with an order.

He became a corporal and then acting sergeant but reverted to private in 1917, for reasons which are not clear. In 1918 he was diagnosed with influenza.

He was demobilised in 1919.


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