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12649   Lance Corporal Robert Graham
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Dated added: 11/03/2016   Last updated: 12/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 10th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 11/07/1889
Died: 11/01/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 26
Robert Graham was the son of John Graham. Robert went to live in Glasgow, Scotland. He lived with his wife Sarah and children in Springburn. Robert Graham volunteered at the outbreak of the war and enlisted in Sunderland. Lance Corporal Robert Graham was serving with the 10th Battalion of the Durham Light Infantry when he was killed in action on 11th January 1916. He was shot through the head by a sniper.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Menin Gate
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen
Grave Ref: Panel 36-38
CWGC Casualty 931501
Ypres (now Ieper) is a town in the Province of West Flanders. The Memorial is situated at the eastern side of the town on the road to Menin (Menen) and Courtrai (Kortrijk). Each night at 8 pm the traffic is stopped at the Menin Gate while members of the local Fire Brigade sound the Last Post in the roadway under the Memorial's arches.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Kilrea War Memorial - WW1 Kilrea
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Forgotten Heroes of Kilrea 1914-18 20
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Graham family 1901 census lists Robert as age 11 living with the family at house 6 in Bridge Street, Kilrea, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Graham family 1911 census does not list Robert as living with the family at house 5 in Bridge Street, Kilrea, Londonderry
3 Book of Remembrance 1914-18 Sunderland Robert Graham, E: Sunderland; b: Kilrea, Derry; KIA: F&F 11-1-1916
4 National Archives UK Medal card of Lance Corporal Robert Graham can be purchased here
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