Mark R. Graves (1944/11/04)

The name Mark R. Graves appears on the Watsonville High School World War II Memorial stone. No additional reference to his residence in Santa Cruz County has been found. His failure to appear within the NARA selective service enlistment records suggests that he may have enlisted in the army prior to registering for the draft.

The US War Department listing of World War II dead, credits his service to Lander County, (Austin/Battle Mountain) Nevada, and noted that he died from non-battle circumstances.

The American Battlefield Monument Commission records reveal that Graves was a private, assigned to the 339th Ordnance Depot Company and died on November 4, 1944. Private Mark R. Graves is buried in Epinal, France.

(ACGEN; ABMC)

Creator: Nelson, Robert L.
Source: Remembering our own: the Santa Cruz County military roll of honor 1861-2010. Santa Cruz, CA: The Museum of Art & History, c2010.
Date: Undated
Type: OBIT
Coverage: 1940s
Rights: Reproduced by permission of Robert L. Nelson and The Museum of Art and History.
Identifier: RO-GRAVES

Citation

Nelson, Robert L. “Mark R. Graves (1944/11/04).” Remembering our own: the Santa Cruz County military roll of honor 1861-2010. Santa Cruz, CA: The Museum of Art & History, c2010. SCPL Local History. https://history.santacruzpl.org/omeka/items/show/4505. Accessed 21 Aug. 2019.