Their bodies are buried in peace; but their names liveth for evermore.
Their Duty Done
A tribute to the men and women of the East Gippsland Region who Died as a result of their participation in World War One : 1914 - 1919
57 Lance Corporal Robert William Graham - Bairnsdale Killed in Action 2 May 1915
….. killed at Gaba Tepe
Lance Corporal Robert Graham and his brother Norman were the sons of the local Police Inspector and spent part of their childhood going to school at 754 Bairnsdale. They enlisted together on 23 August 1914. Robert, 26, was the elder of the boys and he joined the 9 th  Battalion, while Norman, at 20 years, joined the Service Corps. After training they both left for Egypt and Robert was sent to the front. He survived the landing but was killed in action at Gaba Tepe and is remembered at the Lone Pine memorial in Turkey and on the roll of honour at his old school. Norman returned home in 1916 after contracting tuberculosis and served in the Service Corps at the end of the war.