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17756   Corporal Thomas Graham
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 12th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Died: 14/04/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 22
Summary      
Thomas Graham was the son of William and Mary Jane Graham of 12 Milfort Avenue, Dunmurry. He was born in Cookstown but his family moved to Dunmurry to live before the start of the First World War. Thomas enlisted in Lisburn, joining the 12th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles. He was sent to Belgium in a draft to bring the Battalion back up to strength after the Battle of the Somme. Thomas was killed in action on 14th April 1918 and is interred in Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Cemetery. He is buried in plot 4, row C, grave 1. He was twenty-two years of age.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Cemetery
  Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen
Grave Ref: Grave 4-C-1
CWGC Casualty 450336
Summary      
Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery is located 13 Kms south of Ieper town centre, on a road leading from the Kemmelseweg N331 connecting Ieper to Kemmel. From Ieper town centre the Kemmelseweg is reached via the Rijselsestraat, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and straight on towards Armentieres (N365). 900 metres after the crossroads is the right hand turning onto the Kemmelseweg (made prominent by a railway level crossing). 2 Kms after passing the village of Kemmel lies the left hand turning onto the Hooghofstraat. The cemetery lies 1.5 Kms along the Hooghofstraat on the right hand side of the road.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 261
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1 1901 Census lists Graham family 1901 census lists Thomas as age 6 at house 42 in Church Street, Cookstown
2 1911 Census lists Graham family 1911 census lists Thomas as age 16 at house 29 in Killymoon Street, Cookstown
3 Friends School Lisburn Confirmation that he is a brother of William George.
4 William George Graham Brother of Thomas Graham