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16589   Corporal Thomas Henry
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 14th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Died: 16/08/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 20
Thomas was born at in the parish of Derryloran, Cookstown, about 1897. He was a son of Robert and Elizabeth Henry, who, at the outbreak of the First World War were living in Belfast. Thomas enlisted in Belfast, joining the 14th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles. Some time before the Battle of Langemarck he was attached to the 109th Trench Mortar Battery and was serving with them when he was killed in action on 16th August 1917.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Tyne Cot Memorial
  Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, 
Grave Ref: Panel 138-140
CWGC Casualty 836257
The Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing forms the north-eastern boundary of Tyne Cot Cemetery, which is located 9 kilometres north east of Ieper town centre, on the Tynecotstraat, a road leading from the Zonnebeekseweg (N332). The names of those from United Kingdom units are inscribed on Panels arranged by Regiment under their respective Ranks. The names of those from New Zealand units are inscribed on panels within the New Zealand Memorial Apse located at the centre of the Memorial.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 219
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Henry family 1901 census lists Thos Andrew as age 4 at house 9 in Church St, Cookstown
2 1911 Census lists Henry family 1911 census lists Thomas Andrew as age 14 at house 36 in Ballyskeagh Town, Drumbeg, Down
3 Gravestone inscription - Thomas Henry "also out dear son Corp. T.A. Henry. RIR - Killed in Action in Ypres -16th August 1917"