Private Albert Graham
22276 10th Scottish Rifles
Died of Wounds 17th May 1916
in France, aged 20
Lived at 29 Tunnel Street
Buried at Bethune Town Cemetery France

KILLED AT TWENTY
BURNLEY YOUTH’S SHORT EXPERIENCE AT THE FRONT
(Burnley Express 14th June 1916)

Mrs. Graham, of 29, Tunnel-street, Whittlefield, has received an official intimation that her son, Pte. Albert Graham, of the 10th Scottish Rifles died in hospital in France on May 17th, from wounds received in action on May 14th . Three weeks ago the mother got an intimation that her son had been wounded, but from the way in which the news was conveyed it left them to believe that it was not very serious. Nothing more of a definite nature was received until the official intimation a day or two ago that he had died from wounds on May 17th.
Private Graham was the only son at home of a widowed mother, his two brothers being married. He worked at Burrows shed Whittlefield as a weaver up to August last, when he joined the Scottish Rifles. During his training in Scotland he was in hospital about ten weeks with rheumatism. He was drafted out to France on the 17th February last, so that his experience had really been ten weeks training, ten weeks in hospital and ten weeks at the front. He was only 20 years of age, and his fate is naturally a great blow to his mother and the family.

Albert was the son of John and Agnes Alice Graham


 

 

 

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