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 James Henry Brough

James Henry Brough

Birth
Kidsgrove, Newcastle-Under-Lyme Borough, Staffordshire, England
Death 6 May 1917 (aged 28)
Kalamaria, Regional unit of Thessaloniki, Central Macedonia, Greece
Burial Kalamaria, Regional unit of Thessaloniki, Central Macedonia, Greece
Memorial ID 92073002 · View Source
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James Henry Brough was born in October-December 1888 in Kidsgrove, Staffordshire, England. He was the son of Ralph Brough and Rebecca Shaw, and married Laura Lindsay in 1914.

According to the "Commonwealth War Graves Commission" website (www.cwgc.org), "James Henry Brough" was a "Lance Corporal" in the "Manchester Regiment" in World War I, and died on 8 May 1917 at 27 years old (born about 1890). He is listed in the Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece, and was the "Husband of Laura Brough, of 46, Glasgow Rd., Burnbank, Hamilton", Lanarkshire, Scotland.

Historical Information about the Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece:

At the invitation of the Greek Prime Minister, M.Venizelos, Salonika (now Thessalonika) was occupied by three French Divisions and the 10th (Irish) Division from Gallipoli in October 1915. Other French and Commonwealth forces landed during the year and in the summer of 1916, they were joined by Russian and Italian troops. In August 1916, a Greek revolution broke out at Salonika, with the result that the Greek national army came into the war on the Allied side.

The town was the base of the British Salonika Force and it contained, from time to time, eighteen general and stationary hospitals. Three of these hospitals were Canadian, although there were no other Canadian units in the force.

The earliest Commonwealth burials took place in the local Protestant and Roman Catholic cemeteries, and the Anglo-French (now Lembet Road) Military Cemetery was used from November 1915 to October 1918. The British cemetery at Mikra was opened in April 1917, remaining in use until 1920. The cemetery was greatly enlarged after the Armistice when graves were brought in from a number of burial grounds in the area.

Mikra British Cemetery now contains 1,810 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, as well as 147 war graves of other nationalities.
Location Information

Mikra British Cemetery is situated approximately 8 kilometres south of Thessaloniki, in the municipality of Kalamaria (behind the army camp of Ntalipi). . Access is via the main entrance on Vryoylon Street, directly opposite the communal cemetery of Kalamaria.


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  • Created by: R. Clayton Brough
  • Added: 17 Jun 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 92073002
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Henry Brough (Dec 1888–6 May 1917), Find A Grave Memorial no. 92073002, citing Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Regional unit of Thessaloniki, Central Macedonia, Greece ; Maintained by R. Clayton Brough (contributor 47699379) .