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16466   Private Henry McGrath
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 06/09/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 8th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 02/02/1894
Died: 24/10/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 22
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Karasouli Military Cemetery
  Polykastro, Thessaloniki, 
Grave Ref: Grave F-1281
CWGC Casualty 623538
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.
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 Photo of Private Henry McGrath's grave
2 Inverclyde's Great War Includes Glasgow newspaper reports
3 Ireland Memorial Record Lists Owen Magill, born Coalisland
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
5 Scottish National War Memorial Details of Harry McMcGrath, killed in action
6 The Long, Long Trail Details of the Royal Scots Fusiliers
7 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Henry McGrath's gravestone can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023