Robert Graham was the son of John Graham. Robert went to live in Glasgow, Scotland. He lived with his wife Sarah and children in Springburn. Robert Graham volunteered at the outbreak of the war and enlisted in Sunderland. Lance Corporal Robert Graham was serving with the 10th Battalion of the Durham Light Infantry when he was killed in action on 11th January 1916. He was shot through the head by a sniper.
Ypres (now Ieper) is a town in the Province of West Flanders. The Memorial is situated at the eastern side of the town on the road to Menin (Menen) and Courtrai (Kortrijk). Each night at 8 pm the traffic is stopped at the Menin Gate while members of the local Fire Brigade sound the Last Post in the roadway under the Memorial's arches.