26 Bty., 9 H.A.A. Regt, Royal Artillery (British Army)
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William James McGall was the son of James and Margaret McGall. His father was a labourer, his mother a seamstress. William was born on 29th April 1914. He was one of at least nine children, all born in Bellaghy. Gunner William James McGall was serving with 26 Battery, part of the 9th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment (H.A.A.) of the Royal Artillery when he died on 16th August 1941 in Alexandria in Egypt. During the Second World War, Alexandria was again an important hospital centre.
Hadra is a district on the eastern side of Alexandria and is south of the main carriageway to Aboukir, known as Al Horaya, near the University of Alexandria.
The Cemetery is on the road Sharia Manara. The junction of this road and Al Horaya is diagonally opposite the University of Alexandria.