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Jack Graham


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Serial No. 2329

6th Light Horse Regiment & 2nd Light Horse Regiment


Jack Graham - Information

Jack Graham’s family had settled in Campbelltown before the war. Jack lived in Leumeah where he worked as a farmer, while his sister, Maud, resided at Elvastock in Campbelltown. When Jack was 20, he joined the AIF in Holsworthy on the 24th of September 1915.

Because of Jack’s horse riding skills, he was placed with the 6th Light Horse Regiment. His unit left Sydney on the 3rd of May 1916 aboard the HMAT Hymettus and arrived in Egypt. In late June, Jack was taken on strength to the 2nd Light Horse Regiment at Tel-el-Kebir, before rejoining the 6th Light Horse Regiment in August. Jack then fought the Turkish Army in the harsh desert conditions in Sinai and Palestine. The environment, soon took its toll, and from May 1917 Jack was consistently in and out of hospital with pyrexia and continual bouts of malaria. In August 1918, Jack found some relief from the patrols, being stationed to a school of cookery. He then rejoined his unit in October at Wade Haniem shortly before the Turks surrendered. Jack finished his war service and departed Port Said for home on the 12th of April 1919.