Muriel Mary Graham

Muriel Mary Graham, Voluntary Aid Detachment Nurse

Barford Heritage Group


Muriel Graham died of acute meningitis on the 7th December 1918, aged 23

Muriel was the daughter of Hugh and Jessie Graham. Jessie Graham was a wealthy American and Hugh Graham (1860 – 1921) was the son of Sir Richard Graham, Scotland. The Graham Family had come to live in Barford House in 1911.  Muriel was born in Oxfordshire.  She had two brothers, Hugh and Alistair and an older sister, Sibyl.  Alistair became friends with the novelist, Evelyn Waugh, at Oxford University. Muriel was educated at home by a governess. Like all the Graham family Muriel enjoyed her time in Barford, hunting and attending the Warwick Hunt Ball.  In 1914 it is likely that she helped her father organise a very lavish ball, for over 300 people, in aid of the Warneford Hosptial in Warwick Town Hall. She enrolled in the Warwick i44 Red Cross Detachment in February 1913.  From January 1915, until her death in 1918, she was a nurse at the Warren V.A.D. Hospital in Leamington.

Decorations received, Royal Red Cross, 2nd Division.

Muriel Mary Graham died in London.


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