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John Graham.


Belfast Telegraph Newspaper Photograph of Rifleman John Graham.

Life Story

Name: John Graham.

Service Number: 188.

Rank: Rifleman.

Battalion: 9th Battalion.

Regiment: Royal Irish Rifles.

Born: 1st February 1885, Belfast.

Died: 23rd March 1918.

Address: 21 Hemsworth Street, Shankill Road, Belfast


John Graham, son of John and Ellen Graham, lived with his mother, wife Charlotte and child at 21 Hemsworth Street, Shankill Road, Belfast


John had married Charlotte Graham, Nee Neill, on the 28th of June 1913 and they had a boy, John born on the 25th April 1914


The 1911 Ireland Census has John living at 8 Hemsworth Street, Shankill Road, Belfast with an Eliza Cubitt, shown as Head Of Family, and a Ellen McMeeken, Linen Weaver, described as a Boarder. John, occupation, Labourer In Shipyard, is also described as a Boarder too


John joined the Royal Irish Rifles.

He was posted as part of the British Expeditionary Force to France on the 5th of October 1915.

John Graham was a Rifleman in 9th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles when he was Killed In Action on the 23rd March 1918 aged 33 years


A local newspaper states.

GRAHAM - Rfm J Graham Royal Irish Rifles, 21 Hemsworth Street, Belfast, Died In Germany


Johns Solider Effects were left to his wife Charlotte.

His Will, signed and dated 6th March 1916 in Harve left his Personal Property to his wife Charlotte.

A Dependant Pension Application Form shows his widow as claimant. It also shows that she had remarried was now called Charlotte Cunningham


John received the British War Medal, Victory Medal and 1914 - 1915 Star


He is Remembered at Pozieres Memorial, France.

To Remember Is To Honour



Shankill Roll of Honour




Newspaper, Roll of Honour or Memorial, Photograph - Belfast Telegraph

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