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17756   Corporal Thomas Graham
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 12th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 25/08/1894
Died: 14/04/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 23
Thomas Graham was the son of William and Mary Jane Graham. He was born in Cookstown on 25th August 1894. He was one of eight children, seven surviving. His father was a beetler and the family lived in Cookstown. The family moved to Dunmurry, near Lisburn, before the start of the war. Thomas enlisted in Lisburn. Corporal Thomas Graham was serving with B company of the 12th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when was killed in action on Sunday 14th April 1918. The Battalion lost a total of ten men on this day.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Cemetery
  Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave 4-C-1
CWGC Casualty 450336
Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery is located 13 Kms south of Ieper town centre, on a road leading from the Kemmelseweg N331 connecting Ieper to Kemmel. From Ieper town centre the Kemmelseweg is reached via the Rijselsestraat, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and straight on towards Armentieres (N365). 900 metres after the crossroads is the right hand turning onto the Kemmelseweg (made prominent by a railway level crossing). 2 Kms after passing the village of Kemmel lies the left hand turning onto the Hooghofstraat. The cemetery lies 1.5 Kms along the Hooghofstraat on the right hand side of the road.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 2018 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 261
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Graham family 1901 census lists Thomas as age 6 at house 42 in Church Street, Cookstown
2 1911 Census lists Graham family 1911 census lists Thomas as age 16 at house 29 in Killymoon Street, Cookstown
3 Photo of Corporal Thomas Graham's grave
4 Lisburn in the Great War Confirmation that he is a brother of William George.
5 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Corporal Thomas Graham
6 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
7 Private William George Graham Brother of Corporal Thomas Graham
8 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Corporal Thomas Graham's grave can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023