Private George Graham
25414, 1st Border Regiment
Killed in Action 21st October 1916, aged 24
Lived at 4 Clock St.
Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial France
Burnley Express 10th March 1917 - 1st September 1917 - 1st September 1917

 

His friend Howorth Lord of Unwin Street was also killed in the same action, whilst his cousin James Kershaw was recorded as missing in action on the 10th August 1915 in Gallipoli. In the Second World War, Albert’s son Harry Graham was taken as a prisoner of war on the 2nd of June 1941 in Crete.

BURNLEY BORDERER MISSING (Burnley Express 10/3/1917)

Pte. (25414) George Graham of the Border Regt., whose home address is 4 Clock-street, Burnley is reported missing after an engagement on October 21st 1916. Joining the army in June of last year, Pte. Graham was drafted to the front in September. Towards the end of November his wife received official news that her husband had been wounded on the 21st of October. Hearing nothing further, she became anxious and wrote to the Record Office, and in answer received word on New Year’s Day that Pte. Graham was missing. Mrs. Graham had a letter from his officer stating that he was wounded in the back, and that he was on his way to a first aid post, but could not give her any further news. Before enlisting Pte. Graham was employed as a weaver at Sutcliffe and Clarkson’s Mill. He had been a regular attender at Holy Trinity Church and school, and his name appears on the roll of honour. He was christened, confirmed and married at this place of worship

 

 

 

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