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Name: Henry Graveson

Burial Number: 1533

Gender: Male

Occupation: Army Major in Supply and Transport Corps of Indian Army

Distinction: Army Major O.B.E.

Born: 02/04/1862

Died: 20/03/1932

Buried: 24/03/1932


Major Henry Petrie Graveson was awarded the O.B.E. on 3rd June, 1919 for his valuable service in India in connection with the war. He was in the Supply and Transport Corps of the Indian Army.


Henry was born in Beetham, Kendal, Westmorland on 2nd April, 1862 to John Graveson, a gardener,  and his wife Eleanor Herbert, a shirt maker. In his youth, Henry was a shopman and on joining the Indian Army, he served in the Supply and Transport Corps in Bombay. Henry married Kate Rodgers in Bengal on 6th August 1890. A daughter Eleanor Dorothy Ida Graveson was born on 14th February 1903. She was baptised in Mhow on 21st March. Sadly she died on 24th September 1906 on board the troopship SS Assaye and was buried at sea off Bombay. When Henry retired from the Army in 1920, he and Kate returned to England, living in Henry’s home town of Beetham near Kendal. By the 1930’s, they had moved to Worthing, living at 112 Heene Road. Henry died here on 20th March 1932. Probate was granted on 6th May to Kate Graveson widow. Effects £2010 9s 4d.

Researcher: Pat Brownbill

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Henry Graveson

Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 4 Plot: 30

Exact Location (what3words): mason.leaps.weds

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



No description of the headstone has been added.


Sacred to the memory of Major Henry Petrie Graveson O.B.E S & T. Corps Indian Army who died 20th March 1932 aged 71. "Greatly loved in life, Honoured in death". Also of Kate Graveson died 30th Dec. 1957 aged 94. Also in memory of his darling daughter Doris died 24th Sept. 1906 aged 4 (Buried at sea near Bombay)

Further Information


Name: Henry Petrie Graveson

Gender: Male

Born: 02/04/1862

Town: Bentham

County: Westmorland

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 6/8/1890

Spouse First Name: Kate

Spouse Last Name: Rogers

Town of Marriage: Mhow

County of Marriage: Bengal

Country of Marriage: India

Information at Death

Date of Death: 20/03/1932

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: 112

Address line 3: Heene Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £2010 9 s 4 d

Current value of effects: £115462.00

Census Information


11 Back Lane, Beetham, Kendal, Westmoreland

Eleanor aged 39, shirt maker. John aged 11. Henry Petrie aged 9.


11 Back Lane, Kendal, Westmoreland.

Eleanor aged 49, seamstress. Henry P aged 19, shopman.


Stain Inn, Sandside, Beetham, Westmoreland.

Henry aged 59, visitor, officer Indian Army (retired). Kate aged 56, home duties. Staying at the inn run by William Wiper and his daughter Emily.

Miscellaneous Information

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