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Private Michael McGraw

1st Battalion East Lancashire Regiment
Service No: 6842

Michael McGraw grave





Personal details

Family Information

Brother of Mrs Hugh Windsor of 7 Hutton St, Coatbridge

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 7 Hutton St, Coatbridge


Killed in Action 03/05/1915 at Hill 60, Ypres




Tube Worker in the British Tube Works



Buried / Remembered

Ypres ( Menin Gate ) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Cemetery / Memorial Information

The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, often referred to simply as the Menin Gate, bears the names of more than 54,000 soldiers who died before 16 August 1917 and have no known grave. Between October 1914 and September 1918 hundreds of thousands of servicemen of the British Empire marched through the town of Ypres's Menin Gate on their way to the battlefields. The memorial now stands as a reminder of those who died who have no known grave and is perhaps one of the most well-known war memorials in the world. It commemorates casualties from the forces of Australia, Canada, India, South Africa and United Kingdom who died in the Salient. In the case of United Kingdom casualties, only those prior 16 August 1917 (with some exceptions). United Kingdom and New Zealand servicemen who died after that date are named on the memorial at Tyne Cot, a site which marks the furthest point reached by Commonwealth forces in Belgium until nearly the end of the war. New Zealand casualties that died prior to 16 August 1917 are commemorated on memorials at Buttes New British Cemetery and Messines Ridge British Cemetery.

Additional Information

Michael had 12 years Army service. Also remembered on the Stewarts and Lloyds Roll of Honour (see photos) and in the St Augustines Parish (book) Roll of Honour. See photos for Michaels name on the Menin Gate Memorial

  Medal Index Card  newspaper clipping  remembered at home  additional photo

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