8th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
24/10/1916 (Killed in Action)
Henry ‘Harry’ McGrath was the son of Francis and Elizabeth McGrath. He was born on 2nd February 1894. He was the youngest of three children known to be born in the Coalisland area. The family moved to Scotland. Private Henry McGrath was serving with the 8th Battalion of the Royal Scots Fusiliers when he was killed in action in the Balkans on 24th October 1916.
Karasouli Military Cemetery is on the edge of the town of Polykastro (formerly Karasouli) which lies some 73 kilometres from Thessaloniki, between the River Axios (Vardas) and the south end of Lake Ardzan (now dry and replaced by a reservoir). The cemetery is behind the football stadium and is next to the Civil Cemetery. Take the main highway north from Thessaloniki to Evzoni & Skopje. After approximately 70km take the exit signed Kilkis and Polykastro where you shall pick up the CWGC signs that shall lead you into Polykastro and to the cemetery.