When the Spanish Civil War broke out in 1936 Graves and Riding had to leave Mallorca. They lived in Switzerland, France and the United States, where they separated. Graves returned to England and started a relationship with Beryl Hodge, and in 1946 they both returned to Deià. He died in 1985, and lies at rest in Deià cemetery.
Wimbledon (London), 1895 – Deià (Mallorca), 1985