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Sir John Reginald Noble Graham
Birth: Sep. 17, 1892
Calcutta
West Bengal, India
Death: Dec. 6, 1980
Edinburgh
City of Edinburgh, Scotland

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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Mortonhall Crematorium
Edinburgh
City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Plot: Cremated; ashes buried at the foot of the Memorial Cross.
 
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Sir John Reginald Noble Graham
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