Magrath, Meyrick Myles
Distingished Service Order
291st Brigade, Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery
Killed in action on Friday 2 August 1918 (aged 29)
Montigny Communal Cemetery, France (Grave C. 13)
Meyrick Myles Magrath was born on 24 May 1889 in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India and he was the only son of Lieutenant Colonel Charles William Stanford Magrath (Royal Army Medical Corps) and Laura Katherine Magrath who lived in Ivy House, Ballycastle, Co Antrim.
Meyrick Myles Magrath was educated at Wellington College and he got his first commission from the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich on 18 December 1908. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 18 December 1911 and then Captain on 18 December 1914.
Major Meyrick Myles Magrath was 29 when he was killed in action on 2 August 1918, some four months after the birth of his son Meyrick James Magrath.
In the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Debt of Honour Website it is recorded that Major Meyrick Myles Magrath was the husband of Rose Austin Worsley (formerly Magrath), of Breamore House, Ballywalter, Co Down.
Major Magrath’s father died on 19 May 1924.