Edwin Grazier lived at 41 Anvil Yard, Cradley and volunteered for the Stourbridge Company of National Reservists in 1914 and then for active service in the Worcesters. He was sent to the 9th (Service) Battalion in the 9th Division which reinforced the Gallipoli troops with a landing on the 6th August 1915. The troops landed successfully but failed to win control of the peninsula. Trench warfare resumed among the gullies and woods but there was no breakthrough. As Autumn arrived, sickness appeared and Private Edwin Grazier was seriously affected by pneumonia. He was taken by hospital ship to Egypt but died at the Citadel Hospital in Cairo on the 9th November 1915. He is buried in the Cairo War Cemetery (D 100) and commemorated on the Cradley and Halesowen Memorials.
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