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3768   Private William George Graham
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 05/05/1890
Died: 21/08/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 25
William George Graham was the son of William and Mary Jane Graham. He was born in Cookstown on 5th May 1890. He was one of eight children, seven surviving. His father was a beetler and the family lived in Cookstown. It seems that William enlisted in Cookstown prior to 1911. Private William George Graham was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action during the assault on Scimitar Hill, Gallipoli, on Saturday 21st August 1915.
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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 Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 2018 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 80
2 Adairs Mill Greenvale
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Graham family 1901 census lists William G as age 11 at house 42 in Church Street, Cookstown
2 1911 Census lists Graham family 1911 census does not list William as living with the family at house 29 in Killymoon Street, Cookstown
3 1911 Census lists W G Graham 1911 census lists W G Graham as age 18 in barracks at 28.2 in Gortmore, Omagh Urban, Tyrone
4 Corporal Thomas Graham Brother of Private William George Graham
5 John Rafferty Also killed during the assault on Scimitar Hill
6 Lisburn in the Great War Confirmation that he was a brother of Thomas.
7 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Private Williams Graham
8 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
9 Thomas Devlin Also killed during the assault on Scimitar Hill
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023