1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
21/08/1915 (Killed in Action)
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.
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.