Private Thomas Graham

Private Thomas Graham, 1st Battalion, Black Watch. He was killed in action in France on 26th September 1915 during the Battle of Loos, aged 30. He was the son of John and Margaret Graham of Swinton and is commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Dud Corner, Loos, France. He was well known in Swinton and left a widow, Jane Tait Graham and five children. The Battalion’s main assault had taken place on the 25th September against strong German defences in the Hohenzollern Redoubt area. 4 Officers and 60 Other Ranks were killed and 6 Officers and 151 Other Ranks were wounded. In addition 61 Other Ranks were posted missing. The artist’s impression shows the nature of the fighting at Loos.

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