Commercial graphites are used for a wide range of applications. For example, Gilsocarbon graphite is used within the reactor core of Advanced Gas Cooled Reactors (UK) as a moderator. In service, the mechanical properties of the graphite are changed as a result of neutron irradiation induced defects and porosity arising from radiolytic oxidation. In this paper, we discuss measurements undertaken of mechanical properties at the micro-length-scale for virgin and irradiated material. These data provide the necessary inputs to an experimentally-informed model that predicts the deformation and fracture properties of Gilsocarbon graphite at the centimetre-length-scale. The results provide an improved understanding of how the mechanical properties and fracture characteristics of this type of graphite change as a result of exposure to the service environment.