3rd Indian Division, Machine Gun Corps (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
17/10/1918 (Died of Illness)
William Thomas Bleeks was a son of James and Elizabeth Bleeks. He was born on 28th August 1890 in the Stewartstown area. His father was an agricultural labourer. William enlisted in Dungannon, joining the Connaught Rangers, Army Number: 9457. He was subsequently transferred to the Machine-Gun Corps. In 1918, whilst William was serving in Palestine, he fell ill and was transferred to hospital in Cairo. He died of illness on Thursday 17th October 1918.
This cemetery is within the Old Cairo cemetery area, which is situated approximately 5 kilometres south east of the centre of Cairo. The cemetery area is on the south side of the road Salah Salem, which runs west/east from the River Nile towards the green park area approximately 2 kilometres beyond and eventually towards the Citadel. The cemetery is surrounded by a high wall and the double entrance gates are along Sharia Abu Safein. This road is parallel with the railway line which runs south from Cairo main station and both railway and Sharia Abu Safein cross over the main road. Access up to Sharia Abu Safein is by using the northside ramp above the main road underpass, on the east side of the railway.