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3768   Private William George Graham
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 21/08/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 24
William Graham was born in the parish of Derryloran, Cookstown. County Tyrone, the son of Mary J. Graham, of Milfort Avenue, Dunmurry, County Antrim and the late William Graham of Cookstown. He enlisted in the army at Cookstown and was posted to 1st Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. He was killed in action along with Thomas Devlin and John Rafferty during the assault on Scimitar Hill, Gallipoli, on August 21st 1915. He has no known grave and is commemorated on panel 97-101 on Helles Memorial, Turkey
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Helles Memorial
  Cape Helles, Gallipoli, 
Grave Ref: Panel 97-101
CWGC Casualty 693740
The Anzac and Suvla cemeteries are first signposted from the left hand junction of the Eceabat- Bigali Road. From this junction travel into the main Anzac area. Follow the road to Helles, opposite the Kabatepe Museum, at 14.2 kms. take a right turn at the 'T' junction and at 14.3 kms. take the left fork. After a total of 22.8 kms, take a right turn to the memorial along a rough track 500m long. The Helles Memorial stands on the tip of the Gallipoli Peninsula. It takes the form of an obelisk over 30 metres high that can be seen by ships passing through the Dardanelles.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 80
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Graham family 1901 census lists William G as 11 years old at house 42 in Church St, Cookstown
2 Friends School Lisburn Confirmation that he is a brother of Thomas.
3 John Rafferty Also killed during the assault on Scimitar Hill
4 Thomas Devlin Also killed during the assault on Scimitar Hill
5 Thomas Graham Brother of William George Graham