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6500   Rifleman Thomas John Graham
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 14th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 18/05/1897
Died: 16/12/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 20
Thomas John Graham was born in Pomeroy. When he enlisted in Belfast he did not name his parents as next of kin, so they may have passed on. He joined the 14th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles and following a number of years spent at the front Thomas was killed in action on 16th December 1917. He was the only man from his Battalion killed on this day. He has no known grave and is commemorated on panel 15A-15B on the Thiepval Memorial, France.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Panel 15A-15B
CWGC Casualty 786841
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 236
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1 1901 Census lists Graham family 1901 census lists Thomas John as age 3, living with family at house 30 in Cavanakeeran, Pomeroy, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Graham family 1911 census lists Thomas John as age 14, living with family at house 25 in Cavanakeeran, Pomeroy, Tyrone
3 Belfast WW1 Listings Lived at 20 Distillery Street, Belfast
4 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
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