Ref ID: 2983

Name

John Graham.


Description

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

.

Theme

Shankill Roll of Honour


Date

1919


Classification

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

Related Images