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Tracing Your Roots To Gallipoli

Remembering some of the Bolton men who lost their lives in the Gallipoli Campaign of 1915

Albert Graham

Albert GrahamBolton Journal and Guardian 13 August 1913

Another Dardanelles Hero

Pte (No/17864) Albert Graham R.M.L.I. was killed in action near the Dardanelles on August 3rd. This news was conveyed in a telegram from Alexandria to the authorities in London, who have forwarded the information to deceased father at 36, Rose-st. graham, who was not yet 19 years of age, enlisted on September 19th. Last year, and was in the Deal Battalion of Royal Marine Brigade of the Royal Naval Division. Prior to enlisting he was employed as a side-piecer at the No.2 mill of Messrs. Crosses and Winkworth Ltd., Rose Hill. He was connected with St. Mark’s Church and Schools.

Albert was the son of Frederick Charles Graham b.1870, a spinning mule fitter, and Hannah Graham née Howarth b.1870.

On the 1901 Census Albert's parents were living at 43 Leach Street, Bolton with his sister, Lily b.1900. 4 year old Albert was in Hulton Fever Hospital, Bolton as a patient.

By 1911 the family were still living in the same house but with two additional children: Fred b.1903 and Ivy b.1906.


Name Graham, Albert
Rank Private
Number PO/17864
Unit Portsmouth Bn Royal Naval Division, Royal Marine Light Infantry
Born Bolton, Lancashire 31 Aug 1896
Enlisted Manchester
19 September 1914
Died Alexandria, Egypt
3 August 1915
Age 18
Grave or Memorial Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Cemetery, Egypt
Royal Marine Light Infantry