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John de Graham

Sir John de Graham (died 22 July1298) was a Scottish soldier, born in the lands of Dundaff, in the late 13th century. He was a patriot, fighting alongside Sir William Wallace, considered his friend, and right-hand man.

The poet Blind Harry wrote of "’Schir Jhone the Grayme", writing of his bravery and noble death in the Battle of Falkirk (1298), when the Scottish forces were routed under King Edward I of England's stronger force of cavalry. Sir John's gravestone and effigy can be found even today in Falkirk Old Church, reading "Here lyes Sir John the Grame, baith wight and wise, Ane of the chiefs who rescewit Scotland thrise, Ane better knight not to the world was led, Nor was gude Graham of truth and hardiment".

Falkirk Grahamston railway station takes its name from him as well as Graeme High School.

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