Private Herbert Graves

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

1 Jul 1916

Service Number


Place of Birth

Lawrence End
Breachwood Green
Nr Luton
United Kingdom

World War I Address

Lawrence End Lodge
Breachwood Green
Nr Luton
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Dantzig Alley British Cemetery

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News/Saturday Telegraph , 29th July 1916
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Pte Herbert Graves, 20098, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment, was killed in action on the Somme on July 1st, 1916. He was aged 25.

A memorial service for him was held at Breachwood Green Baptist Church on July 23rd, 1916, after one of his chums from Darley Hall said in a letter home that Pte Graves had failed to answer the usual roll-call three times in succession. His death was recorded in a list of Beds Regiment casualties issued on July 26th.

Herbert Graves was the son of widower William Graves, of Lawrence End Lodge, who had been head gardener for about 30 years to Mr George Oakley, of Lawrence End. His mother had died in 1895 at the age of 38.

He had enlisted as a volunteer in March 1915 and was drafted to France soon afterwards. He had fought at Hill 60, Ypres, Givenchy and Arras.


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Author: Deejaya

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