Gunner Donald Edwin Robinson Graham Memorial, Lismore

Gunner Donald Edwin Robinson Graham Memorial, Lismore

This memorial board was erected to the memory of Gunner Donald Edwin Robinson Graham, who died in the First World War. It consists of two bronze relief plaques, attached to a frame of polished oak. The timber is decorated with carvings of two columns and an arch. A laurel wreath also surrounds the smaller, top plaque, which is inscribed with Graham's battalion colours, green and white. The main plaque is located towards the bottom of the board and is inscribed with details of Graham's service, his fate and a poem verse. 

The board was unveiled at St Andrew's Anglican Church in Lismore on 21 October 1917. It was unveiled by Inspector Lewis and dedicated by Canon White. The service was reported in the Northern Star on 24 October. The newspaper said Graham was a member of the Church of England's Men Society and the first of that group in Lismore to enlist. He served through the Gallipoli Campaign and died on the Western Front at Armentieres. 

The AIF Project website states Graham enlisted on 22 August 1914, at 19 years of age. He gave his occupation as upholsterer and his religion as Church of England. He enlisted as a driver in the 2nd Light Horse Regiment, Machine Gun Section. As a gunner in the Medium Trench Mortar Battery, he was killed in action on 3 November 1916 in France.

The memorial is located within the church's Warrior's Chapel and is available for viewing when the church is open for services. 


2nd Light Horse
1st Brigade

In loving memory of DONALD EDWIN ROBINSON GRAHAM, son of Robinson and Mary Graham, aged 21 years, who fell at ARMENTIERES, FRANCE, November 16th, 1916, Fighting in the cause of humanity.

He died as few men get the chance to die,
Fighting to save a world's morality;
He died the noblest death a man can die;
Fighting for God, and right, and liberty,
And such a death is immortality

1914  1916

Veterans listed on this memorial

Last held rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Campaign Read more
Gunner Donald E.R. Graham First World War, 1914–18 Killed in action (KIA) 56 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) Somme 1916 - 1917 view

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St Andrew's Anglican Church
10 Zadoc Street
Lismore NSW 2480
Local Government Area
  • Lismore, City of
  • Building – inside
Location status
Original location
Memorial type
  • Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
Graham Wilson
Year of construction
Established Date format: 
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Dedication date
21 October 1917
  • First World War, 1914–18
  • Bronze
  • Timber