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16273   Private Isaac Black
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 29/09/1894
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 21
Isaac Black was born at Sandholes, Cookstown. He was the son of William Black and Elizabeth Black (nee Vance). When members of the Ulster Volunteers joined the colours in 1914, Isaac enlisted at Finner Camp, Ballyshannon, County Donegal, and trained at Shane’s Park Camp at Randalstown. He was promoted to Corporal during his early training and early in September 1915 the 9th Inniskillings went to Bordon Camp in England and from there to France in October. Corporal Isaac Black was killed in action on 1st July 1916, as he encouraged his men to cross No Man’s Land. He was buried in Mill Road Cemetery close to where he fell.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Mill Road Cemetery
  Thiepval, Somme, 4
Grave Ref: Grave 1-B-34
CWGC Casualty 544032
Thiepval is a village on the D151 road about 8 kilometres north of the town of Albert. The Cemetery (signposted at Thiepval) is about 1kilometre north-west of the village on the north side of the D73 road to Hamel. Access to the cemetery, 500 metres from the road, is by a track (suitable for cars).
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Desertcreat Roll Of Honour WWI Cookstown
2 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 1927 Cookstown
3 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 2018 Cookstown
4 Sandholes Presbyterian Roll Of Honour Sandholes
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 128
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 1901 Census lists Black family 1901 census lists Isaac as age 6 at house 3 in Legacurry, The Sandholes, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Black family 1911 census lists Isaac as age 16 at house 7 in Legacurry, The Sandholes, Tyrone
3 Alexander (Sandy) Little Good Friend
4 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Isaac Black's grave can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023