Ref ID: 2983
Belfast Telegraph Newspaper Photograph of Rifleman John Graham.
Name: John Graham.
Service Number: 188.
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